My friend has a Yamaha jet boat and she needs to keep her hand on the throttle in order for the boat to move (and keep it on it the whole time). Is this true of the 2008 Utopia jet boats? We are thinking about buying one but have to travel a long distance to see it. We were just wondering if anyone could answer that question. Thanks!
P.S. please tell us if you like your Utopia 205's.
Question about throttle control
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:27 PM
The throttle should stay in whatever position you set it at, just like a proper boat's throttles should. This in itself is a good reason to attach the lanyard to your wrist or lifejacket. If you get ejected without the lanyard attached, well it's bye-bye boat at the set speed when the ejection occurred - which would like be at or near WOT! The Yamaha boat's "always hands on" throttle control requirement is likely a carry-over from thier PWC's. Probably safer, and typical of a Japanese manufacturer's thinking. Personally I think it would be a PITA to have to constantly hold the throttle steady.
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