Notices
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By ctrlaltfish

Digital Suzukis Slow Trolling

Old 03-04-2019, 11:07 AM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 839
Default Digital Suzukis Slow Trolling

I do a lot of slow trolling. 1.7-3.5kts. I have had 2 boats in the past with Suzuki's and all 3 were mechanical controls. All 3 was in impossible to set a low RPM. goes from like 700rmps to 1100rpms with no reliable way to set speed in between.

That said on a pair of new 300s with digital controls can you set rpms with the troll mode. Like push button 50rpm increments? 2 tenths of a MPH can make a big deal for my type of fishing so dialing in the speed is critical.
HighTechRedneck is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 12:54 PM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,201
Default

Yes.
Gary999 is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 12:55 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Costa Rica and Sardinia (Italy)
Posts: 2,141
Default

Yes, that is their purpose, but as far i remember only below 1200rpm
https://www.google.com/search?client...uki+troll+mpde

Chris
ChrigelKarrer is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 01:50 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Port Richey, Fl
Posts: 2,109
Default

Originally Posted by HighTechRedneck View Post
I do a lot of slow trolling. 1.7-3.5kts. I have had 2 boats in the past with Suzuki's and all 3 were mechanical controls. All 3 was in impossible to set a low RPM. goes from like 700rmps to 1100rpms with no reliable way to set speed in between.

That said on a pair of new 300s with digital controls can you set rpms with the troll mode. Like push button 50rpm increments? 2 tenths of a MPH can make a big deal for my type of fishing so dialing in the speed is critical.

Absolutely, works great. With troll mode you can go up at 50 rpm increments from idle. I use it a lot for trolling but also in the no wake zones.
jets is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 02:05 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 329
Default

Troll mode is available in all mid range and up Suzukis after about 2015. Does not have to be fly by wire
bigtiny is offline  
Old 03-04-2019, 02:16 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 861
Default

Fly by wire Yamahas do the same
Hossharris is offline  
Old 03-05-2019, 11:55 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 839
Default

Originally Posted by bigtiny View Post
Troll mode is available in all mid range and up Suzukis after about 2015. Does not have to be fly by wire
Really? Is it a accessory that is added on?

Thanks everyone for the replys.
HighTechRedneck is offline  
Old 03-05-2019, 02:20 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 106
Default

I have 2 DF175AP's that I run on a Robalo 2520 with troll mode. It's awesome. The controllability is really nice.
rmiller4292 is offline  
Old 03-06-2019, 02:30 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 329
Default

Yep, check ebay. They run about $75.00 or so there. I made up some instructions for installing a while back. I'll see if I can find them
bigtiny is offline  
Old 03-06-2019, 02:52 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 329
Default Suzuki Troll Mode

Troll mode can be added to any SMIS display equipped newer (2012 and up possibly although my experience is limited to 2015 and 2016 models)Suzuki 4 Stroke 40HP and up. The kit consists of a switch and wiring harness.
Note that advice offered here is not necessarily error free or better that advice obtained on other forums or from other individuals.

Suzuki Troll Mode Switch Installation

For running engines equipped with the SMIS display that have not previously had a Troll Mode switch.

Unplug the two pin two wire connector (black and yellow/white wires) on the NMEA 2000 wiring to engine harness.

On the engine connection cable, the female (small plug) side wires on my motor are black with a spiral gray broken stripe and a white with yellow stripe. Plug this engine connector into the 2 pin male (large) connector with purple and yellow/white wires on the Troll Mode switch harness.

Plug the large NMEA 2000 male plug with black and yellow/white wires into the small female two pin connector with the single white/yellow wire on the Troll Mode switch harness. The second wire on the NMEA 2 pin plug does not connect to anything.

Plug the power connection (red bullet) into an ignition powered bullet and the ground connection (grey bullet) into a ground bullet

Connect water to your engine, crank it up and put it in gear. Depress and hold the Troll Mode switch up button for about three seconds until you hear a beep. Troll mode is now activated and each press of the buttons results in a 50 RPM step change from idle to 1200 RPM.

bigtiny is offline  
Old 03-06-2019, 03:55 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 838
Default

Originally Posted by Hossharris View Post
Fly by wire Yamahas do the same
for a million more dollars
Tossedabout is offline  
Old 03-06-2019, 09:51 PM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Houston
Posts: 46
Default

So I just repowered my boat, did the sea trial today, had troll mode installed, In my case my boat is quite heavy, when testing what I found is that the max of 1200 rpm is not sufficient for a decent troll speed, i only got 2-3 mph. It worked as described, but ideal rpm on my boat seems to be around 2000. Hoping that suzuki make some update to allow me to set max at 2k.
contender 35 repower
HighTechRedneck likes this.
ctrlaltfish is offline  
Old 03-07-2019, 04:21 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 838
Default

Should be called slow troll mode. The feature is really for pulling live bait 1/2 mph to 1 1/2 mph
troll mode not really needed for pulling metal or plastic.4-8 mph
Tossedabout is offline  
Old 03-07-2019, 12:03 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Western WA
Posts: 2,047
Default

Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
Should be called slow troll mode. The feature is really for pulling live bait 1/2 mph to 1 1/2 mph
troll mode not really needed for pulling metal or plastic.4-8 mph
Those chasing salmon routinely troll in the 1-3 knot range, pulling artifical gear. Lots of good reasons to have this level of adjustment.
wdlfbio is offline  
Old 03-07-2019, 12:11 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Satellite Beach, FL
Posts: 667
Default

Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
Should be called slow troll mode. The feature is really for pulling live bait 1/2 mph to 1 1/2 mph
troll mode not really needed for pulling metal or plastic.4-8 mph
this came with my friend's 300 when installed and, as i think you're saying, for trolling baits for dolphin its totally worthless. The rpm window it can be set for is way too slow. Kind of disappointing.
chad.sfds is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread