Asked by: Sambor Soma
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

How does a boat throttle work?

The throttle control is a lever that can be pressed forward to increase the speed of the boat. When the throttle level is pushed forward, it opens the engine throttle in the outboard, which means that more air and fuel is being allowed into the combustion chamber at a higher rate of frequency.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you adjust a boat throttle cable?

Throttle Adjustment

  1. Loosen the throttle cable adjuster jam-nut with the wrenches. Extend or contract the adjuster until the cable moves the throttle to the idle position.
  2. Push the control lever forward to the "Forward idle" position.
  3. Pull the control lever back, through neutral, into the reverse idle position.

Furthermore, how do you lubricate a boat throttle cable? Pour enough motor oil into the bag to fully submerge the end of the cable jacket and zip the bag closed. Place a container beneath the bottom end of the cable to catch the oil that should eventually drip out of the lower end of the jacket. Allow the cable to hang until the oil drains through.

Besides, should I leave my outboard motor up or down?

Simply put, if you are leaving the boat in the water, leave it in the up position to avoid growth. If you are leaving it out of the water, trim it down to drain the water and protect the Power Tilt and Trim seals from the sun.

What is idle speed on a boat?

The signs read, “5 mph, No Wake,” not either/or. Most boats have two 5 mph speeds. The first, with the throttle clicked just forward of neutral, is called “idling in gear” — so that the engine is turning at around 600 rpm. The second 5 mph speed is the one in which the engine is turning about 1,300 rpm.

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