View Full Version : Preshipment water testing

02-01-2005, 07:55 AM
When looking at this site, under CONSTRUCTION, one item says "Each boat is put through a rigorous set of lake tests prior to being shipped.".

I am trying to figure this one out. In the Moomba owners manual and in the Indmar engine manual it talks about the 10 hour break-in period. First hour, under 2000 RPM's, next hour, under 3000 RPM's, next 7 hours, under 4000 RPM's.

What type of rigorous testing is the boat put through. Don't get me wrong. I am glad they test thoroughly. I wouldn't want it any other way. Just trying to understand at what speeds/RPM's do they run them and for how long.

I have sent this question to SC two times in the past week, and have not recieved a reply. Have any of you ever thought of this or asked the question. I know they don't go out and run them ragged, but would still like to understand the process.


02-01-2005, 07:57 AM
Sorry, I think that was 2 hours not to exceed 3000 RPM's. Has to be to be 10 hours.

02-01-2005, 09:36 AM
Good question.........just don't get any water in the radio.......it's not covered :-(

John Wade
02-01-2005, 10:59 AM
we (SC) first test the boat in a pool with out a prop to check for leaks (fuel, water

etc...). The engine is started and brought up to temp we then operate Perf Pass

check throttle and shifter linkage and so on. Then the boat goes to the lake

where we will take the boat to wide open throttle but only for short bursts to make

sure then engine has no high speed miss, leaning issues etc... So we dont run

them ragged, but we do make sure they do everything like they should.

02-01-2005, 01:08 PM
Thanks John.

That is what I was looking for, just to see what the process was. So I guess the 10 hour break-in process breaks in the engine for the long haul.