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blag posted 08-24-2002 07:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for blag   Send Email to blag  
I have a 13' GLS with a 30 hp mecury motor on it, but it just crawls with 3 people in it. The RPM reading is only 3100 though the motor is rated to 5500. Sorry I must confess to being a newbie.
Is this a problem with the motor not getting enough gas, a bad tachometer reading, or the prop which has a few dings in it.
JBCornwell posted 08-24-2002 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Howdy, Blag.

It could be any of the problems you listed or a combination of two or more of them. Most likely is your engine has dropped a cylinder.

How does it perform with one person?

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

blag posted 08-24-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for blag  Send Email to blag     
It actually seemed to perform great even with one person, but with 3 - 4 people it barely creates a wake. I didn't take it out again by myself to see if it was the load, or if something had gone wrong since I was last out.
I imagine the load of 3 was roughly 500 lbs.
Jerry Townsend posted 08-24-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Blag - I had a 13 with a 25 on it and with 2-3 good sized people, it would plane, albeit it might be a tad slow in getting up on plane. I suspect that your prop may be the wrong size/pitch or your trim is not set properly. You might consider experimenting with the engine trim. It might also help getting on plane if one or more adults move aft a bit until it comes up on plane. ----- Jerry/Idaho
Clark Roberts posted 08-25-2002 08:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
B, check out the prop first! Sounds like severe "overpropping" (pitch too high)!!?? If so, this lugging can damage engine! Happy Whalin'/// Clark... Spruce Creek Navy
skred posted 08-26-2002 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
I owned a 1989 13 sport bought new with a 30 Yamaha. With myself (210 lbs) passenger (125 lbs), I could pull a 165 lb skier up and tow him around effectively It sounds like either a motor problem, or prop. The difference is so dramatic with light and heavy loads, I suspect something's awry with the engine itself.

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