2011 Four Winns F-Series Boat Owners Manual

NEVER operate the propulsion engine while
everyone on-board is sleeping. Fatal carbon
monoxide poisoning can occur.
For additional information, refer to Section B-2 Carbon
E - 3
Consult the Engine Owners Manual included in the
owner’s packet for additional operation and mainte-
nance information.
E - 4
Knowledge of the propeller is most easily gained
through better understanding of the terminology used
to refer to the aspects of propeller size and
Figure E-1:  Propeller Pitch & Diameter
Never run with a damaged propeller. You can
damage the engine or drive unit. Keep a spare
propeller on board.
C.   Prop Slip
When traveling through water, a propeller is unable
to get a complete bite because of the fluidity of water.
“Prop slip” is usually expressed as a percent of the
computed theoretical speed. Fifteen to twenty-five
percent prop slip is common for a sport-type boat
operating at cruising speed.
A.   Diameter
Diameter is twice the distance from the center of
the prop shaft to the extreme tip of a propeller blade.
Increasing or decreasing propeller size will have a
direct bearing on the RPMs (revolutions per minute) an
engine will develop. This is due to the greater amount
of propeller blade surface in contact with the water.
See Figure E1.
Changing either diameter (Rx2) or pitch will have
an effect on engine speed and prop slip, and in
turn, directly affect the performance of a boat. The
propeller(s) included with each Four Winns  boat
B.   Pitch
provide the best general performance based on data
obtained from on-the-water testing of that model.
Variations in load, operating conditions, environ-
ment, the individual engine and hull performance
may necessitate the purchase and use of another
Pitch is a measure of helix angle, or angle of attack,
of the rotating blade. Pitch is easily understood if one
imagines the propeller rotating through a semisolid
such as butter or jello. The distance the propeller will
travel in one revolution is called “Pitch.” Increasing
or decreasing pitch will also have a direct bearing on
engine RPMs because of the greater bite taken by
the blade with each rotation. See Figure E-1.
Under your normal load conditions the engine(s)
should turn within the maximum RPM range when
at full throttle. If the engine(s) exceeds the recom-
mended RPM, an increase in pitch and/or diameter
is required. If the engine RPM is too low, a decrease
in pitch and/or diameter is required.
Engines and Instrumentation - Section E
Owner’s Manual Page 52
Product Specification
CategoriesFour Winns F-Series Manuals, Four Winns Manuals
Model Year2011
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