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  • Throttle Won't Hold Speed

    I have a 1995 Prostar 205 that we have been enjoying keeping on the water in its older years (not to mention I'm pretty darn new to DD boats). While pulling a skier, I find that if I don't keep slight pressure on the throttle, it slowly works it way "slower."

    Is there a way to tighten this up where keeping a constant speed may be a little easier or is this "just the way they work" kind of thing.

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    This is pretty normal, I believe there is an adjustment but I've always just kept one hand on the throttle, as you usually have to compensate with more throttle as the skier cuts. If your steering is requiring two hands, thats the bigger issue for sure.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Island Jim View Post
      I have a 1995 Prostar 205 that we have been enjoying keeping on the water in its older years (not to mention I'm pretty darn new to DD boats). While pulling a skier, I find that if I don't keep slight pressure on the throttle, it slowly works it way "slower."

      Is there a way to tighten this up where keeping a constant speed may be a little easier or is this "just the way they work" kind of thing.

      Thanks in advance!
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      Cable Brake Throttle

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      • #4
        Originally posted by waterlogged882 View Post
        Works like a lucky charm. Recommended.

        Cable Brake Throttle

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        Where would this be installed ? Does this hold the throttle at all speeds or a preset speed ?

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        • #5
          I put mine under dash.. has been working for a decade

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          sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 88falcon View Post
            Where would this be installed ? Does this hold the throttle at all speeds or a preset speed ?

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            I put mine about 12 - 15" downstream of the controller...somewhere under the dash area. Whatever is easy to reach.

            It does not hold throttle speeds. It tightens the friction between the cable and the sheathing and holds the cable at any point you need it, whatever the speed may be. It's just a friction gadget. Still works like a lucky charm.

            I have PerfectPass as well but that has nothing to do with this gadget. However they do work hand-in-hand. PerfectPass is a little expensive (US$1,250) but it is a very nice add-on for the driver.

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            John 14:6
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            2 Peter 1:3–8
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            Matthew 6:1-4
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            Romans 10:9

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            • #7
              Originally posted by waterlogged882 View Post
              I put mine about 12 - 15" downstream of the controller...somewhere under the dash area. Whatever is easy to reach.



              It does not hold throttle speeds. It tightens the friction between the cable and the sheathing and holds the cable at any point you need it, whatever the speed may be. It's just a friction gadget. Still works like a lucky charm.



              I have PerfectPass as well but that has nothing to do with this gadget. However they do work hand-in-hand. PerfectPass is a little expensive (US$1,250) but it is a very nice add-on for the driver.



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              Very cool , I'm going to look into this. I have the same thing happening with the throttle pulling back if I let go , whenever I'm pulling someone I dont care because I always have my hand on the throttle, but when I'm just cruising around looking at the dock lizards I like to let go

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              • #8
                The mechanics of this is that there is probably a spring return on your throttle body. this is what is pulling the throttle back down. The throttle cable goes to the hand throttle control. if the cable is loose enough to be pulled back by the spring and vibrations then you can tighten the throttle control at your hand. there is a bolt in there at the rotation point that you can generally figure out how to get to and tighten it down a little bit more to your liking.
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                • #9
                  https://teamtalk.mastercraft.com/sho...=71109&t=71109

                  There was a throttle friction adjustment screw on mine. Check out this post. Worked for me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by shunra View Post
                    https://teamtalk.mastercraft.com/sho...=71109&t=71109

                    There was a throttle friction adjustment screw on mine. Check out this post. Worked for me.
                    I don't think the 1995 year make has that type of controller. He is still using the MV-2 controller.

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                    John 14:6
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                    2 Peter 1:3–8
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                    Matthew 6:1-4
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                    Romans 10:9

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                    • #11
                      Correct that screw is only present on boats with DBW - if you have a cable the cable is supposed to be providing the tension and those clamps do work (as does sometimes purposefully misrouting the cable.

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