01-29-2018 10:46 - edited 01-29-2018 11:22
I have a 2013 Etec 30 hp equipped with a 4 blade high thrust prop that I use on my pleasure barge. The motor is in a well that is only ventilated by virtue of being open at the top. Consequently I get a lot of exhaust in that area, even at higher rpms. I tried sticking on a flexible hose over the exhaust relief port to direct that exhaust out over the side, which works well. However there is still exhaust coming out of the muffler drain hole lower down. If I block that hole what bad things could happen? Thanks!
03-11-2018 07:32 - edited 03-11-2018 07:35
Hi, I am interested in how you like your ETEC 30 overall, for pushing your barge with the HT prop. I am considernig the same set-up, for my catamaran. I am only looking for 8kn cruise, 10kn top speed. Most of all I am looking for a lot of thrust at low speeds, to push the boat off the dock against the wind, or through a head-on current and waves. What does your barge weigh and what speeds are you getting? Thanks for the feedback!