View Full Version : Engine speed engaging forward

Dr Mitch
05-28-2012, 11:43 PM
I have a (new to me) '91 Tristar 190.
When engaging forward, the "slow speed" is quite fast - is this normal or can I adjust it so it can go a little slower - approaching the dock is fun! Also, would like a slower speed for dragging the little ones as they start skiing for the first time...
Idle rpm - around 700.

(The only other inboards I have experience with are twin I/Bs on my parents 44' SeaRay Sundancer)

05-28-2012, 11:54 PM
If its idles around 700 thats about correct, no adjustment, what you need to do is bump it forward then bring it to neutral then repeat as necessary to maintain your desired speed, its the way these inboards are...

Dr Mitch
05-28-2012, 11:57 PM
Thanks - that's what I figured - yeah, the quick bump from forward to neutral does the trick.

05-29-2012, 01:23 AM
Lower pitch prop would do the trick, but you'd lose top end speed.

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