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How to adjust reverse gates (if your throttles are chattering or your boat creeps forward hard)

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If you are driving your boat and the throttles (binnacles) are vibrating or chattering, first feel each one and see if you can isolate which one is vibrating. If you can't, move one or the other into neutral to see if you can isolate it that way. Once you've figured out which is chattering, pull the boat out of the water and unclip the nozzle from the reverse gate. This isn't obvious how to do....here is a close up of the nozzle attachment clip. It is spring loaded and clamps onto a knob on the gate:

cable6 pump connector.jpg

In the image above I am compressing the slider so as to remove the connector from the U clamp & knob (removed from jet pump of course).

Below you can see it removed from the knob:
cable7 pump connector.jpg
The photo below shows where the adjusting nut is. Loosen this nut, and turn the cable end assembly clockwise to raise the gate up. When mine started chattering I turned it 3 turns and my chatter went away. If your boat creeps forward hard, then you may have adjusted too far and need to back it off some.
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Once adjusted, tighten the nut back down and reclip the cable end to the nozzle.
 

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@jcyamaharider, I don't have a problem with that. The problem I have is when I'm towing a tube witha child and I'm trying to maintain 15 miles an hour the throttles pulled back. I have to hold them in place the entire time
 

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My boat will not hold anything under 4500 RPM. Hopefully my perfect pass will solve this!!
 
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