Twin 350 Mercruisers w/Alpha 1 Drives; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
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!
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!
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)