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Old 08-12-2013
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Re: Atomic 4 Throttle

I think you picked up something on your prop.
Seaweed, a plastic bag, or something else on the prop can cause the engine to labour, which does not allow it to achieve 'normal' RPM.
While you were playing with it, the boat was still slipping along with the prop still (or idly spinning, or FOLDING?) and the whatever it was fell off.

Is this a possible scenario given the waters you were in at the time?

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