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Hello All, I have a single 7.4 V8 Mercruiser on my Signature 29. The last few trips out, with 6 people on the boat, I can't seem to reach plane. Full throttle position gets me to 3800 RPMs and about 14 knots. If I move all bodies to the front of the boat I can eventually reach plane but I don't think a boat this size should have this much trouble with a relatively light load. If I'm by myself or with one person seems to plane quicker and will accelerate to 27-28 knots. Has anyone had a similar issue? Thanks, Ben
I recently purchased a 2008 Sunesta with 80 hours on the Mercruiser 5.0 engine. The problem I am having is that it won't plane out if anyone is sitting in the back seat. I was thinking just changing the plugs, wires, filters, and oil might help but I'm not sure. If I put 4 adults up front and two in the captains chairs it will plane out okay but not great. Shouldn't this take off with no trouble only carrying 6 adults (two up front, two in captain's chairs, and to in backseat) with 3 kids tubing?