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Old 05-23-2022, 02:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by rgano View Post
Time to "test the engine" in the slip tied up in both directions for a about an hour. Water in my home slip was chest deep I high tide until I spent a few hours with both props ahead 1200 RPM facing in and then out. It was a good "test" resulting in ten feet depth at high tide.
Prolonged "prop dredging" can have unintended consequences, for the raw water impellers and other plumbing, as well as for the surrounding bottom contour. As far as I know, it has been illegal in Florida for decades, though plenty of boaters have gotten away with it.
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