View Full Version : Volvo MD2020 Recommended RPM
01-27-2009, 02:40 PM
"My 19HP MD2020 has been running well for the last 6 years. Initially I cruised at 1500, then 1900 and now 2200 RPM. Should I increase the RPM and if so what is the general cruising RPM. I am in the Caribbean if the heat makes a difference."
"If you consult the owners manual you will see it is recommended that the cruising speed should be 300-500 rpm less that the max speed at WOT.
The max rpm for the MD2020 is given as 3600.
That does of course assume that engine power and prop size are properly matched to the boat size. It will become very uneconomical if you try to push the boat along any faster than its water line length permits.
Owners manual available for download HERE ("") if you have mislaid yours.
BTW I see you are also in the UK . Check out the YBW forums at www.ybw.com/forums"
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