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Cruising - Honda Marine BF115D Owner's Manual

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CRUISING

Engine Speed
For best fuel economy, limit the
throttle opening to 80%. Use the
throttle friction control (p.
help you hold a steady speed.
For rough water conditions or large
waves, slow down to prevent the
propeller from rising out of the water.
The engine is equipped with a rev
limiter to prevent the possibility of
mechanical damage from excessive
engine speed.
If, for example, the outboard motor
is tilted excessively or propeller
ventilation occurs during a sharp turn,
the engine may overrev, activating
the rev limiter.
If engine speed becomes unstable at
high speed due to activation of the
rev limiter, reduce speed and check
the trim angle of the outboard motor.
Trim
Use the power trim/tilt switch to trim
the outboard motor for the best
performance and stability.
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You can use the power trim/tilt
switch at any time, whether the boat
is underway or stopped.
Press the UP or DN (down) side of
the switch to adjust the angle of the
outboard motor.
Refer to the trim meter (p.
indication of whether the outboard
motor is trimmed high or low.
It is necessary to trim the angle of the
outboard motor to compensate for
changes in boat load, weight
distribution, water conditions, or
propeller selection.
Under normal conditions, the boat
will perform best when the
antiventilation plate is level with the
water surface.
When cruising into a high wind, trim
the outboard motor down slightly to
level the boat and improve stability.
With a tail wind, trim the outboard
motor up slightly.
Excessive trim/tilt angle during
operation can cause propeller
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ventilation, overheating, and water
pump damage.
OPERATION
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