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  1. #1
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    2001 Sea Ray 210 Sundeck Formerly 1998 SR 185, Four Winns 170, Chaparall 233 Sunnesta, SR197,
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    5.0 EFI Mercruiser
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    Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    I am installing a weather enclosure(eisenglass front, sides and aft) on my 21 Sundeck. What can I cruise at without tearing up the enclosure, or do I need to stay at idle speed?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2009
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    Re: Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    If it's done properly, you can still go as fast as you want for as long as you want. Go have fun!
    Dennis
    1999 260DA, 2000 215EC, 1998 210BR, 1999 190BR, 2000 180BR. And a few others...
    1982 Grady 241 Weekender/Offshore 250HP Yammie OX66 (stern drive modded to be OB)
    "Exceeding your expectations since 1936"

  3. #3
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    Oct 2015
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    Florida
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    Sea Ray
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    2015 260 Sundancer
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    ECT 350 MAG MPI BR3
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    59

    Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Daze View Post
    If it's done properly, you can still go as fast as you want for as long as you want. Go have fun!
    What do you mean "if done properly"?


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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    East Coast Florida
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    Sea Ray
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    300 Sundancer
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    5.0MPI Bravo III
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    1,479

    Re: Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    keep a battery powered Carbon Monoxide detector at the helm too - you'd be surprised at how fast (and how much) builds up

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    Herring Bay, MD
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    Sea Ray
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    2009 330 DA, Raymarine C80, Intellian, VesselView, Kohler, Sea Lift, Central Vac
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    MerCruiser 8.1 Horizons DTS
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    664

    Re: Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by badtothebones View Post
    What do you mean "if done properly"?


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    Installed properly... right hardware, mounted correctly, etc.

    Miss Kay-Dee
    2009 330DA

    Former Vessel:2005 260DA Key West Dreamin'

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    Herring Bay, MD
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    Sea Ray
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    2009 330 DA, Raymarine C80, Intellian, VesselView, Kohler, Sea Lift, Central Vac
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    MerCruiser 8.1 Horizons DTS
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    664

    Re: Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ididntdoit View Post
    keep a battery powered Carbon Monoxide detector at the helm too - you'd be surprised at how fast (and how much) builds up
    Actually good point as to the speed question. You'll get more of a build up moving at idle than on plane.

    Miss Kay-Dee
    2009 330DA

    Former Vessel:2005 260DA Key West Dreamin'

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
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    Middle Tennessee
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    Sea Ray
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    1989 Sundancer 300
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    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
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    735

    Re: Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    Proper installation + a little due diligence: if you hear or see any pieces or parts slapping/flapping/rubbing in a way that could damage the enclosure or your finish, figure out if anything is loose, or check for places where it may be a good idea to wrap a bimini pole/joint to reduce friction....or throttle back 'til it stops and make that your top end.

    And +1 on using a portable carbon monoxide detector in the cockpit. If it reacts, play around with venting to figure out what gives you good circulation but still offers the wind/temp protection you want.

    Previous watercraft: 2001 Yamaha WaveRunner 800XLT
    ....replaced at the 7 year itch with a 2001 Yamaha WaveRunner 1200SUV
    ....which is now the shuttlecraft!

  8. #8
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    Apr 2009
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    Re: Cruising speed with weather enclosure?

    Correct on the "done properly" explanations. Thanks for the help in clarification! If it was made and installed by some fly-by-night operation... all bets are off.

    Good warnings on the "station wagon effect", too. When moving, keep the rear panel in place and/or vent the front slightly to keep air moving. You might be surprised at how much comes in at planing speed, too. I was the first time it happened to me!
    Dennis
    1999 260DA, 2000 215EC, 1998 210BR, 1999 190BR, 2000 180BR. And a few others...
    1982 Grady 241 Weekender/Offshore 250HP Yammie OX66 (stern drive modded to be OB)
    "Exceeding your expectations since 1936"

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