Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
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My boat is slow under power...why?
My boat (Catalina 350) doesn't go as fast as it should under power. I get about 4.2 knots (GPS) at 2100 rpm, and get only 5.0 knots at 2600 rpm. I should be getting better than 6, even 7 knots at this speed. Where can I start diagnosing this?
My boat isn't loaded with junk, so it's not too heavy. The hull is clean. The prop is good. What gives? I don't even know where to start.
Catalina 350 "Golden Handcuffs" sailing out of Galveston Bay, TX