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Tech Talk - Mastering Yamaha Speed Controller

In this episode of Tech Talk, we're is on board the Masters 267OE and discussing how to properly use the speed control function on Yamaha's DEC Binnacle. This feature is great for trolling or selecting the perfect RPM for fuel consumption on long runs.

February 20, 2024
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Jordan LoNigro
Video Producer / Content Creator

Today, we're diving into a game-changing feature that could redefine your boating experience – the speed control function embedded in your Yamaha DES binnacle.

In this episode, we're exploring the capabilities of the Masters 267, and I'm excited to guide you through the ins and outs of the speed control feature. This innovative tool is designed to make your time on the boat not only efficient but also more enjoyable.

If you're cruising out on the water and suddenly want to engage the speed control feature, all you have to do is simply select the up or down arrow on the speed control button located on the side of the binnacle. By simply selecting the up or down arrow, you can adjust your RPM in increments of 500, providing you with unparalleled control over your boats performance.

Let's break it down. Engage the speed control at 600 RPM, and you now have the freedom to smoothly ascend or descend in 500 RPM intervals. Need to reach 1100 RPM? No problem. Want to slow things down a bit? Just bring it down to 500 RPM. It's that easy.

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But wait, there's more. For those moments when you need to achieve ultra-low speeds, the speed control seamlessly transitions into a pattern shift feature, perfect for slow-speed trolling. With percentages ranging from 10% to 90%, you can customize the time your boat spends in gear versus neutral. It's a fantastic tool for maintaining precision, especially when navigating challenging waters or if you're just out trolling for fish.

Photo of sportsman boats deck coring material being placed during the build process.

The beauty of this feature becomes even more apparent when you're offshore running. If you know your boat runs optimally at, let's say, 3,400 RPM, you don't have to painstakingly search for that sweet spot with the binnacle. Accelerate up to 4,000 RPM, engage speed control, and effortlessly glide back down to your desired setting. It's a game changer for boating performance.

We encourage you to embrace the speed control feature and elevate your boating adventures. Fine-tune your ride, enjoy the precision of slow-speed trolling, and make every moment on the water count.

Thanks for joining us on this exploration of the Yamaha DES Binnacle's speed control.

Until next time!