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Old 09-26-2017, 08:22 PM   #18
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While I dont idle for the sake of idling, I also wouldnt leave the boat idling for an hour by itself as something could go wrong and an early catch may save some coin (though more than a few minutes is just your risk tolerance and mine is up around 15 minutes).

As to idling for an hour from a cold start, I too havec ead enough expert opinions to say not to do it, but occasionally and how the engine is run most of the time is all in the mix.

Sometimes we pull out of marinas and get caught by a bridge not opening on time and wind uo idling for longer periods than I want too, but then again, the engine is usually bumped in and out of gear....it that really matters.
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