- Mar 25, 2008
- Boat Info
- 2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
- MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
I will next season.Yeah, there are pros/cons.
Our GCD guy recommended not using the trolling valves on our Twin Disc gears, but not because of the slippage concept but instead because we don't have gear oil temps/pressures on the monitor display. (And he preferred ZF gears, which have sensors, so no prohibition with those.)
We used the trolling valves in our previous boat -- ZF gears -- a lot, with no sign of abnormal wear. We had no gear oil temps/pressures on those, either.
Kinda similar to engaging Sync, but you start in neutral instead. In neutral, press the troll/sync button (far right). The "Troll" indicator should light up. Once that's lit, engaging a gear/throttle lever past the detente starts with 100% slippage -- gradually decreasing the amount of slippage (increasing speeds) as you move the lever further and further forward.
If you try yours, it'll be interesting to learn if they work or not.
We can’t take Reward back to Florida since our marina is still wiped out, so we are putting her to bed this week in Chattanooga for the winter.