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Old 08-12-2015, 09:35 AM   #2
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City: San Diego
Country: US
Vessel Name: "Sandpiper"
Vessel Model: 2006 42' Ocean Alexander Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Originally Posted by makobuilders View Post
Following to the thread Old Engine for New Trawler, it would be interesting to see what feedback there is about electronically controlled engines. It's easy to just say "electricity and water don't mix" but what is the reality of the situation?

How many have had problems or none/little at all?
I have electronic throttles and shifters on my boat. (The engines, however, are mechanical.) There is about a second and a half delay when I shift before the transmission engages which I don't like at all. I've had the controls looked at by the Micro Commander guy & an attempt to change the software for faster response but to no avail. (My Micro Commanders don't have dip switches for changing the reaction times. All changes are through software changes.) Although I'm getting use to the delay time, when maneuvering in tight places, it can be a real PITA.
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