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Re: what kind of headwind should a sailboat be able to motor through?
How does she start? Ease of starting tells you a lot about the condition of the engine- hard starting with lots of smoke? Stem seals, coked up valves, head gasket, or piston rings.
you should be able to get higher revs than you are getting. as noted earlier, you are at least 500 rpm's low. Start with the cheap, easy stuff- you might want to give the lines a good bleed, and change the filter. Adjust the valves. clean the injectors. retorque the head. Get the basics out of the way before looking to the prop, etc.
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