I have an ETEC 115 pushing a 24ft Bennington Pontoon. A good speed across our bay is 5500rpm which gains me about 20 mph. Is this a safe range to run the motor for a period of time...30-45 minutes... I'm a new user and don't want to damage the engine. Any help is appreciated. Sam
What make, model, and size propeller do you have on it and is the boat lightly loaded or heavily loaded with people and fuel ?
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