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Old 05-06-2019, 02:23 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by OldDan1943 View Post
Again, my feeble memory..... Isn't there a slow speed/trolling speed adapter for some, or maybe all, brands of diesels????
Fluid drive transmissions can have a diverter valve mounted to bypass some of the transmission fluid, mechanical drives can't. Up here, many use outboard motors mounted to the transom to get their speed down to 2-3 knots, even I/O vessels. Some drag drogues, but then you have to fish around the stuff dragging in the water, or bring it in for every fish.

Many vessels can't get down into the trolling range so their success salmon fishing isn't good.

I hear all about not idling under load, but I am all about fishing part of the time, and can't see any harm being done from it so far. Fishing is a big part of the reason I am out there!

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Old 05-06-2019, 09:46 AM   #22
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Trolling speed could be reduced considerably by underpropping 1” and turning down the idle speed at the engine.

Engine might die if you backed out of your slip and paused in neutral before shifting into reverse on a cold engine though. That’s one of the reasons I turned my idle speed up.


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