New to Boating...w/ a new 2013 SD 2200 DC OB
Labor Day weekend my wife Jo and I purchased a 2013 SD 2200 DC OB (Yamaha 150 hp). Yesterday makes six days (12.5 hrs) on the Potomac waters. We have been doing a VA online course, reading forums and doing our own 'trial and error'. I have three questions (for now) that are at the top of my list for knowledge about our new lifestyle...I truly am thankful for your experience, time and effort in your answers.
I have been keeping the RMPs under 5000, speedo says 35 mph w/ trim experimenting...
1) Is there a good/set 'break-in hrs' period for the engine?
2) What is the max RPM I and the engine can do can do?
3) If cruising longer than an hour, what is a good RPM to travel at?
Yamaha 150 four-stroke
Lowrance Elite-4 HDI
WindStorm trailering cover (tailored for bimini frame)
Venture Tandem Bunk Trailer