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What does WOT stand for?
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posted 09-27-2003 01:14 PM ET (US)
What does WOT stand for, and how do I determine what it is for my boat/engine?
posted 09-27-2003 01:26 PM ET (US)
Wide Open Throttle
It's the highest RPMs (revolutions per minute) your motor will turn while the boat is underway.
posted 09-27-2003 01:53 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-27-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)
posted 09-27-2003 03:53 PM ET (US)
If you give the details of your engine [year, HP, ect.] I'm sure someone can give you the recommended RPM at WOT.
posted 09-27-2003 07:19 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-27-2003 11:00 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-28-2003 09:30 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-28-2003 03:36 PM ET (US)
"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.
posted 09-28-2003 05:13 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-29-2003 05:18 AM ET (US)
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)
posted 09-30-2003 03:26 PM ET (US)
So what does does WFO mean ;)
posted 09-30-2003 03:34 PM ET (US)
Big- IATA, but i'm sure it's a good 1.
posted 09-30-2003 10:27 PM ET (US)
How about "WTF".
posted 09-30-2003 10:48 PM ET (US)
Try the META-Forum for this type of post.
This thread is going away soon.
posted 10-01-2003 12:56 PM ET (US)
I certainly hope so...next 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!
posted 10-01-2003 09:27 PM ET (US)
WOT = Wicked Old Trailer
Wreck On Transom
Waste Of Trash
Why Over There
posted 10-03-2003 06:39 PM ET (US)
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.
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