Winds came out of the southeast at 10 mph, pushing some ugly, very closely spaced 2- to 3-foot seas. It wasn't rough, but it was uncomfortably messy. The boat handled the headsea admirably. Head-on at 25 mph, the 3310 knocked the spray outward just forward of the windshield.
With full fuel and water and five passengers, optimum cruising speed with twin Yanmar 350-hp diesels turned out to be 33 mph at 3,400 rpm, burning 18 gph or 1.8 mpg. At this speed, you can expect a range of 498 miles. Top speed of 37 mph at 3,950 rpm bumps fuel consumption up dramatically to 32 gph or 1.2 mpg. You lose almost 200 miles of range at that speed.
It took about 16 seconds to plane. Fortunately, Pro-Line plans to offer the new ZF two-speed gear box as an option, which will cut the time to plane down to less than five seconds. It'll also make live-bait trolling easier, canceling the need to shift in and out of gear.
After running bigger boats, you forget just how agile a twin-screw package this size can be. The only thing that would make close-quarters handling easier on the 3310 would be optional single-lever controls. Whether facing aft following a fish or backing into a slip, it's much easier to have a single throttle/gear control on each side of your body than two throttles on one side and two gears on the other.
You'll definitely notice the quiet ride on the 3310. Side exhausts combined with excellent engine-room insulation make a synchronizer almost a necessary option when running from the tower.