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Old 06-12-2020, 09:06 PM
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Default Can't go over 3000 rpm

I hope this is the right/best place to post this for help. I bought a DF30A remote control model and got it on the water for the first time today. I let it sit for 15 minutes idle, got it up to 3000 rpm went to the area to where I wanted to fish and trolled around for 4 hours. The wind picked up and decided I needed to head in. Like it says in the title it would only go 3000 rpm @ 6 miles per hour full throttle. Any ideas? I want to give as much context that I can so I can figure this out. As you can imagine I was pretty bummed out to have this experience. I have a Suzuki tach with all the system lights. There were no lights that came on our any warning noises. I looked in the manual and it gave a couple reasons of limitation of 3000 rpm but involved warning sounds and lights. Other than that I was pretty pleased. It started right up and trolled between 1-2 mph. I hope I can achieve at least 20 mph in case is sketchy scenarios like today. I've got it mounted to an old 13 Boston whaler sport.

Is there a safe way for me to test the rpm without putting it back on the water?
Old 06-13-2020, 04:44 AM
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Couple things could be going on.
The motor could have a bad neutral switch and the motor is limiting out at 3000 because it thinks it is still in neutral when it is not.
Or the prop that is on there might to to big for your application and only allowing the motor to get up to 3000 rpm, engine height might have a part in that as well.

I do not mess with the little motors really so I cannot give any pointers on common issues with them if any, try the dealer where you bought it from and maybe they have some in sight as well.

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