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TomNMiami posted 09-27-2003 01:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for TomNMiami   Send Email to TomNMiami  
What does WOT stand for, and how do I determine what it is for my boat/engine?


andygere posted 09-27-2003 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Wide Open Throttle

It's the highest RPMs (revolutions per minute) your motor will turn while the boat is underway.

DCM posted 09-27-2003 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for DCM  Send Email to DCM     
Don't feel bad, I didn't know what WOT meant myself for the first month or so I was on this Forum. But I was too embarrassed to ask! Eventually I figured it out.
TomNMiami posted 09-27-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for TomNMiami  Send Email to TomNMiami     
Jarhead posted 09-27-2003 03:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     

If you give the details of your engine [year, HP, ect.] I'm sure someone can give you the recommended RPM at WOT.

jimh posted 09-27-2003 07:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Use of non-standard abbreviations by some authors is unfortunate and as you have remarked, makes their writing unintelligible for many readers.

Wide Open Throttle engine speed should fall into the range specified for your particular engine and given in the owner's manual. Check your owner's manual for an authoritative source of this information.

Jarhead posted 09-27-2003 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
I agree Jim that obscure abbreviations make understanding the posters thoughts difficult.

Nowever I believe WOT does not fall into that [obscure] category. It has been used throughout the boating community for quite some time.

timbaho posted 09-28-2003 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for timbaho  Send Email to timbaho     
One of the biggest problems with the use of abbreviations is when a person tries to use this valuable site for research via the search engine you will unfortunately miss all of the "abbreviated" information.
ratherwhalering posted 09-28-2003 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I agree,
"WOT (max RPM) my GPS shows 40 MPH while perched on the RPS of my BW, listening to a VHF for the 411 on the H20 5-0." hardly makes sense.
Jarhead posted 09-28-2003 05:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     

If you wrote your post out instead of using the abbreviations it doesn't make sense either...

BTW. I notice you know the meaning of those abbreviations. :)

Also, if you can't find what your looking for vie the search function than just ask for help. This is a forum after all not a reference library.

Clark Roberts posted 09-29-2003 05:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Proper writing form: Spell out complete name, phrase etc. on first usage followed by abbreviation/acronym in parentheses and thereafter use only the abbreviation/acronym! By the way (BTW), I didn't make good grades in English either. Happy Whalin, Clark... Spruce Creek Navy (SCN)
Bigshot posted 09-30-2003 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
So what does does WFO mean ;)
SpeedBump posted 09-30-2003 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
Big- IATA, but i'm sure it's a good 1.
VincentG posted 09-30-2003 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for VincentG  Send Email to VincentG     
How about "WTF".
jimh posted 09-30-2003 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Try the META-Forum for this type of post.

This thread is going away soon.

ratherwhalering posted 10-01-2003 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I certainly hope time someone does a search for GPS, RPS, or whetever..they will be directed to my previous, useless post. Think before you post, Rob, think before you post!
Jay A posted 10-01-2003 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
WOT = Wicked Old Trailer
Wreck On Transom
Waste Of Trash
Why Over There
glassman posted 10-03-2003 06:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for glassman  Send Email to glassman     
The reason for this gentelmen is everyone here but Jimh sucks at typing. Would you rather type (Global possitioning ssystem)or simply "GPS",(Reversable pilot seat)or "RPS". This only comes up when someone new to the forum isn't familar with the abreviations yet . But once he nows them, he'll never type the full version on this sight again. Well it's time to go fishing now in my BW OR 25 at 5200 RPM sitting on my RPS drinking JB.After that bottle I'll be pushing WOT checking my GPS to guide me home. I'll be on VHF 27if you need me. Of corse you know this is all BS.

P.S. BS stands for Bull Sh--.

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