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  • NeptuneMadness


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    #246831

    So I have a question that may seem odd.. I have a 1954 Mighty Mite, and I was wondering.. Is the Throttle handle positioned forward, Low or Full speed?


    billw

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    #246837

    Do you mean to start it? I’m not sure what the manual would say but I would do it at full speed. I mean, it’s not like it’s going to throw you out of the boat when it starts, right?

    Long live American manufacturing!


    NeptuneMadness


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    #246839

    I mean in general, what position is Low speed, and which is High speed. If the lever is all the way forward, pointing at me, is that Low or High speed? Thank you.


    billw

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    #246848

    Pointed right at you is medium speed. Pointing to your right, facing it (to the port side of the boat) is high speed and to your left facing it (stbd side) is basically stop. Of course, low is between medium and stop.

    Long live American manufacturing!


    NeptuneMadness


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    #246856

    That makes sense, Low speed is between Medium and High haha. Thank you


    billw

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    #246897

    I wasn’t trying to be a wise guy. Really. It was important to realize that to the far left is OFF/STOP. I didn’t want you to expect it to run in that position, that’s all.

    Long live American manufacturing!


    NeptuneMadness


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    #246926

    I didn’t think you were, sorry if you took my reply that way. I just thought it was funny, having low speed between Med and High, Not a Low, Med, High setting.

    I’m glad you did point that that out, I have no way of knowing what the throttle positioning is, or documentation on position settings. that’s why I’m asking, Any and all info is appreciated.


    NeptuneMadness


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    #246927

    Would a 1941 Muncie have a similar set up, High, Low and Medium?


    billw

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    #246928

    That’s the way it is with all outboards that have the throttle on the front and that have the flywheel turn clockwise, when looking down on it….which is 99.99999% of all outboards. The only one I ever saw that turned counter clockwise was a Japanese WW2 era Showda. I hope I spelled that right.

    Long live American manufacturing!

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    NeptuneMadness


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    #247045

    Interesting. I’m just use to motors with the throttle on the tiller handle that you twist, So the throttle on the front and the speed settings for that are new. I figured, Low, Med and High

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