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Old 28 May 2006, 12:04   #11
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Throttle slippage

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If you hands are not on the throtle does it still drop back on the Revs?
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However holding onto the lever itself when its rough can cause a problem when the shock of a wave throws your hand forward and gives the engine full power, just when you really dont want it. Seen it happen and the ensuing vertical leap off the face of the wave was "impressive" but not the sort of thing they actually wanted to do in the prevailing conditions.
You weren't watching the original owner of my boat were you Dave?

He told me about how he did that once when showing off a bit to a crowd during the Mid Winter Swim at Surf Bay, the boat sort of took off up in the air at a ridiculous angle and disappeared over the back of the wave, everybody went "oooooooh" and were all dead impressed, only about 2 of the people watching realised it was a complete cock up
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try doing as dave suggested, hold the throttle at the bottom whilst resting your hand on the control box.this way you have something solid to compare the throttle position to,so you'll know if you are pulling back on the stick.
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Rather crap photo but you get the idea if you see how im holding the throttle
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Andy,

If you hands are not on the throtle does it still drop back on the Revs?

ours tends to drop back if no support is given
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Andy, If you hands are not on the throtle does it still drop back on the Revs?
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If you hands are not on the throtle does it still drop back on the Revs?
Mine is fine except at speed in rough conditions then you find a slow decrease in revs as the continuous pounding seems to ease the throttle back slowly.
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try doing as dave suggested, hold the throttle at the bottom whilst resting your hand on the control box.this way you have something solid to compare the throttle position to,so you'll know if you are pulling back on the stick.

This is how I control the throttle. Pretty much thumb to increase, index or index and middle finger to decrease.

My setup is a top mount Yamaha control.

jky

edited to correct really weird spacing (read: "typo")
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