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By Jake (nwsjake10) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 12:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The lake I ride at is currently under "no wake" due to all the rain. So it's been a whole lot of slow booze-cruises and drinking thus far. So basically we just take the boat out, and have a slow ride at our 3-5mph, listen to tunes and relax, ect. It probably takes us a good 45mins to one hour to complete a full revolution of the lake. Is it bad for the engine to drive at idle for hours at a time? I know that with MasterCrafts, atleast for the motor-break in, that its *not* good to keep your boat at idle speeds for long amounts of time. The boat I ride has over 130hrs, and is an '05 MC X-10 w/ the MCX.

So yea, is there anything wrong with idling for hours at a time? We probably go around the lake 3-6 times per weekend.}

By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 1:34 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Won't hurt a thing.
By DAVE J (montana_sanger) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 1:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You may have to change your oil more often if you just troll around,check it a few times make sure it doesn't smell too much like gas.
By scooter (spherren) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 1:37 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I would say it is better for it than under load or wide open.
By Jake (nwsjake10) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 2:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
good deal, thanks guys.

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