When running at high engine speeds, be sure
the trim tabs are in the full up position. Trim tab
action should be only enough to compensate
for any listing. Trim tab adjustments at high
speeds are extremely critical. Be prepared to
slow down should handling difficulties arise.
better efficiency will be obtained with the trim tabs in the
C. Trim Tab Maintenance
Figure E4: Helm Station - Twin Engine
Check the fluid level of the trim tab reservoir often. Al-
ways keep the fluid level between the designated marks
ers information for specifications on the type of fluid to
be used and other operation and maintenance infor-
The tachometer indicates the speed of the engine in revo-
or necessarily the speed of the propeller. The tachometer
may not register zero with the ignition key in the OFF
position. Note: Some Sundowner™ models come with
a tachometer/hour meter combination gauge which al-
lows for hour meter viewing at the helm. Please refer to
Section E-7K - Engine Hour Meter for information regard-
ing the engine hour meter.
E - 7
with a complete set of individual engine instrument
gauges. These instrument gauges allow the boat op-
erator to constantly monitor the operational condition of
could save the engine from damage. See Figures E3 &
E4 for examples of helm layouts.
Never exceed the maximum recommended
operating rpm of your engine. Maintaining maxi-
mum, or close to maximum rpm for extended
periods can reduce the life of the engine.
Some engines are equipped with devices that limit engine
rpm in accordance with the oil pressure, or engine tem-
packet for additional information.
This is typically done at the factory. The tachometer
gauge for the Sundowners™ is shown along with the
table detailing the tachometer settings. See Figure E5.
Figure E3: Helm Station
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
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