What’s the best cruising speed for my boat? Am I running my motors too hard, to the point that something is going to break or they’ll wear out prematurely? Searching for the Sweet Spot: Do you know the best cruising speed for your boat? If not, here’s how to find it.
Most boaters would like to go a little faster and burn a little less fuel, but some take this desire to a whole new level. For the average boater, a ten-percent improvement in top speed works out to maybe three knots; could tweaking your props in search of their sweet-spot hold the key?
So you’ve found your next ultimate boat—you know, the one you’ll never sell. Just like the last one. Buying a boat? Add these steps to your engine survey to make sure there are no ugly surprises later.