After a couple of weekends with poor weather I finally managed to get the boat out at the weekend - only for an hour or so, but it was great!
It handled well, rode the water as well as I expected it to and it went pretty fast - I got almost 40 knots out of it on a quick blast.
I had a bit of a problem reversing the trailer back down the slipway to collect the boat (as it was getting dark and I had no boat on it to reference where the trailer was) but nothing major.
The only question I have is this - my throttle seems to go into gear fine, and then moving it forward I have an easy to move patch (where almost no speed comes on) and then it goes stiff (giving 6 knots at this point) and is stiff up to full speed. This is fine when going up in speed as you kind of know what is happening, but it caused problems when bringing the boat back alongside as you get 6 knots or no knots (and reduced steerage). Consequently I bumped the jetty a bit on the way in (not helped by having to negotiate a fishing boat mooring up on the slipway as it waited for low tide so it could beach and allow the fishermen to remove their own fishing line from their prop).
Is this usual for a Yammy 115 4-stroke for almost nothing then 6 knots, or is there anything I can do to allow me to control the speed easily at lower speeds? (There is a throttle friction screw on top of the throttle housing - will this help?)
Thanks in advance.