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Old 25 July 2009, 08:46   #1
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Yamaha 30hp Throttle

Hi I've recently purchased a Zodiac with a 30hp Yamaha 3 cylinder outboard and the throttle is like a switch ie all or nothing. I found it very hard to gradually increase the power to get the boat on to the plane and when it was on the plane I found it hard to adjust the speed.

Is there anyway I can adjust the sensitivity of the throttle or reduce the power of the engine, would changing the prop help. I want to be able to use the boat for fishing and exploring but the engine is just to hard to control for that. Or am I better off just selling the outboard and buying a smaller one?

Thanks

Ross
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Old 25 July 2009, 09:04   #2
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Is it the type were the throttle is a small switch on the front of the outboard? No reverse, once you start the motor your off?

If it is they are a PITA.
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Old 25 July 2009, 09:07   #3
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Hi Ross, good to have more mid-Cornwall mermbers onboard. Are you a Cornish Treacle miner or do you work abroad?
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Old 25 July 2009, 09:08   #4
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Hi Ross, good to have more mid-Cornwall mermbers onboard. Are you a Cornish Treacle miner or do you work abroad?
Treacle mining Captain vimes will be along soon
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