Throttle Location/Tension

JasonLepore

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I have the 2254 STI ... the throttle is next to the steering wheel... Problem is when I have it going Full Speed...The Wind will push the throttle back making it jolt and go slower,,,Unless I hold it in position... Wish it was on the side panel instead.....
 
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Have your dealer adjust the tension of the throttle at the helm. I'm sure they can tighten it up so the wind doesn't move it.

Steve
 

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Or.... Go backerds.

Sorry.
 

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The wind has nothing to do with it. The cable tension screw needs adjustment. Very simple fix that you can do yourself.
 

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Your engine manual and/or throttle control manual will show you where. You have to remove the plastic protective cover.
 

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Figures, soon as I post the question, I find this thread...

What motor do you have? If Mercury, where the #%$* is that friction screw located??? I took the cover off, but it looks all sealed up, with no obvious adjustment screw. I'm hoping I just didn't look hard enough...

My motor manual doesn't have much in it about the control handle.
 

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Jason - I dug back through your posts and see you have a Yamaha 150...

Anyone have trouble with the Mercury control?
 

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Jason - I dug back through your posts and see you have a Yamaha 150...

Anyone have trouble with the Mercury control?
I have a Mercury Verado 225 and my throttle is all digital. No throttle cable whatsoever. Same smooth tension throughout.
 

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Sorry I have not been on here in a while....Out on the Water ..lol...... I have a Yamaha system and it was an easy fix .... Now I think I need a new prop..have a few nicks in it :(

Also with an even Older post that I read Cwag...I am in South Jersey right across from Philadelphia...

This boat has been great....but I did lose a few MPH, could be the prop nicks, or a little film on the toons....Other then that and the Price of Gas it is great....Costs be about $135.00 to Fill it up and I usually use a full tank each day when we go on out trips... Wish it did not burn gas that bad ....But we are touring all different areas ... All along NJ, Pa , DE and MD.....

Between the Gas and Food ( seafood places on the water) bills....I am going to be BIG and Broke...lol
 

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I have a Mercury Verado 225 and my throttle is all digital. No throttle cable whatsoever. Same smooth tension throughout.
I assume that's a friendly poke! (As in poking fun of those of us with the archaic cable system).

So, here's a friendly poke back...

I still have the $2k you spent on digital throttle and shift. And I have a crescent wrench. And I also now have smooth tension throughout.

So, give me a holler when your Chinese electronics act up. I'll mail you my crescent wrench. And you can beat on it with it.

:)

Seriously, this is all meant in good fun!
 

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I assume that's a friendly poke! (As in poking fun of those of us with the archaic cable system).

So, here's a friendly poke back...

I still have the $2k you spent on digital throttle and shift. And I have a crescent wrench. And I also now have smooth tension throughout.

So, give me a holler when your Chinese electronics act up. I'll mail you my crescent wrench. And you can beat on it with it.

:)

Seriously, this is all meant in good fun!
:) Yes, all fun on here! I won't be laughing when those electronics act up though!
 
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