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Old 10-16-2011, 03:53 PM   #21
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RE: Your speed at idle

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*** Almost 6..... I am use to bumping in and out of gear
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I'm sure it is posted somewhere here, but I'm too lazy to search. What make/length/model is your boat? Love your avatar/helm picture.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:14 PM   #22
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Your speed at idle

What make/length/model is your boat?

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65' Fleming.....

I'm not the owner, I am the full time captain.

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Old 10-16-2011, 08:49 PM   #23
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RE: Your speed at idle

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... I usually come into the marina with only one engine in gear to keep it down to 2-3 knots.*
*Ah, yes...another good reason for twins!* I'm about 3kts with both in gear, 2 kts with one in neutral.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:45 PM   #24
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3.2ish kts at idle
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:18 AM   #25
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RE: Your speed at idle

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In close quarters I cannot run with just one in gear without getting on the thruster .... And with both in gear I start to*build a pretty sizeable wake...... I need to be moving really slow anyway, hard to stop 50+ tons.........................

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Old 10-17-2011, 08:01 AM   #26
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Your speed at idle

A fellow in our marina with a 55' Mikelson cannot idle slow so is on his thrusters all the way in from the no wake sign. Trolling valves are a*popular option for many big sport fishers*- I'm surprised a 65' Fleming doesn't have them or a good prop /idle speed balance, given Tony's dedication to perfection at spare no cost. On 55's I'm familiar with, there seems a less than 5 knot harbor speed.


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Old 10-17-2011, 06:51 PM   #27
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If I came into our marina on both engines I would get booted.... I don't use the thrusters much, just the props and no touching the wheel.

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:06 AM   #28
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RE: Your speed at idle

Sharkey, what kind of horn(s) you got to warn others you are coming?
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:47 AM   #29
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I come in very slow. I have never needed to sound off at anyone..... Duel airs scary the heck out of everyone ,,,
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I do a prolonged*signal when entering and exiting*my marina in case someone is hidden behind the other side of*breakwater.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:49 PM   #31
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I suspect if anyone lit off a horn when entering or leaving the breakwater entrances around our marina they would be run out of town on a rail. Or on a plank, I guess, since it's a marina. In the 13 years we've been in our marina we are aware of exactly one boat that did this regularly until the port office politely told him they'd gotten so many complaints from other boaters that they would appreciate it if he never did it again. And he hasn't.

Our dual horns are loud enough to wake the dead but the only time we ever use them (outside of a test once or twice a year well away from anyone else) is in fog.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:57 AM   #32
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I can see around the marina very well from up top, no need to sound the horns. I spend a minute looking around before casting off too....

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Old 10-20-2011, 04:50 AM   #33
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Our dual horns are loud enough to wake the dead but the only time we ever use them (outside of a test once or twice a year well away from anyone else) is in fog.

You don't go to the 4th of July celebrations in your area?

On the East coast the towns vary the celebration dates , so fireworks junkies can plan a 3 week cruise !!

Always wished for one of the Kahlenberg air craft carrier horns , but the power requirements would melt my 6-71.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:57 AM   #34
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RE: Your speed at idle

Well that depends if we untie the lines.*The few times we have untied and actually left the dock about 3 but we tend to bump in and out of gear and drift, being full displacement *and 40 tons we can drift in a straight line a long ways.**The hydraulic bow thruster at standby if needed.* **
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #35
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Our Californian 34 w/Twin Detroit 8.2's idling @ 600/700 rpm on both shows 4.5 kts. In/out of gear works well for control.
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