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post #5 of Old 05-21-2010
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I was going to say idle speed is set too high, OR, the prop is pitched incorrectly. Not that I know props and how they work, but too much pitch? I believe would potentially be the issue.

For trolling, 3-5 hp motor would work. You will not need 10HP to go 2-4 knots in reasonably smooth water. Throw some seas into the mess, along with some current, not we need more like 5-10 minimum, and you might as well use the diesel for these conditions.


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