Originally Posted by NYCAP123
With the 51 Bertram I used to run we'd have to go to one engine and bring the wheel over going through harbors. Can definitely be a P.I.T.A. in a busy spot
I get used to it and a lot of the sportfishes and fast MY's are that way. Usually you just countersteer one complete turn and you're right on the money.
Trolling valves slip the gears a little as Kiwi said and some transmissions can be added, and yes it will slow the boat down, but what is your goal? Most sportfishes I never use the trolling gears while trolling and just keep 1 engine in gear to slow it down. I prefer the manueverability WITHOUT the trolling valves if we get on a large fish. The trolling valves will also create a lot more delay going into gear, and really shouldn't be shifted with them on.