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Old 20 August 2011, 15:08   #1
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Outboard speed


Bit green to my outboard and not mechanically minded but i have just used my new 3m Honda RIB and new 5HP 4stroke Outboard for the last week in Cornwall and yes i agree its only a 5hp but it was incredibley slow and lacked any power with only me in the rib.

The throtle only moves/rotates about a cm around but when i flushed out outboard with fresh water once i took the engine hood cover off and noticed that when i rotate the throttle arm it moved the part in the engine again only approx 1cm but I could with my hand move this part a good 1-2 inches and really rev the engine. Is my outboard set up wrong or is it simply that i need a bigger engine. If that makes sense to anybody many thanks for any advice

cheers Bob

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Old 20 August 2011, 16:05   #2
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You might well be right about the throttle linkage, but whether or not you are is irrelevant because you've got a new engine with a warranty.
Don't go doing something dumb and messing with it and losing the warranty-get the dealer to sort it!
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Old 23 August 2011, 10:42   #3
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Is there a throttle friction setting on the tiller that's screwing you up? You should get about a half a turn or so on the twist grip.

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