Smart Craft Troll Feature Question...2006 270 AJ

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  1. krs616

    krs616 New Member

    29
    Jan 9, 2011
    Michigan
    2006 270 Amberjack
    Merc 496 Mag 375 hp
    Bravo III
    I just had a survey completed on a 2006 270 AJ.
    While on the sea trial I asked about this and the owner said the feature either wasn't hooked up, isn't working, or an option that isn't on the boat (talking about the - TROLL + buttons)
    Basically when I pushe the buttons, I got an error or not available type message?

    Can anybody help out?
     
  2. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    776
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    Mine slows the rpms down considerably. Sorry but that's all I know about it, but mine does work.
     
  3. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    f

    Ditto for me. It works, but I don't know how to use it.

    Bennett
     
  4. FastMarkA

    FastMarkA Member

    222
    Jul 12, 2010
    Chicago
    2017 350 CBR
    T-6.2L 350hp w/ B3 and JPS
    Same here. I think mine works, but it's just one of the SmartCraft pages I've never taken the time to learn. Maybe I'll play with it over the weekend and see what I can figure out.
     
  5. krs616

    krs616 New Member

    29
    Jan 9, 2011
    Michigan
    2006 270 Amberjack
    Merc 496 Mag 375 hp
    Bravo III
    thanks for the reply...when you say it slows down...does it go slower than if you had the throttle all the way "back" to as slow as it can go without touching the smart troll buttons?
    I found it odd that it "wasn't available" when pushing the buttons..I e-mailed Sea Ray yesterday, but haven't heard back.
     
  6. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    776
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    I can throttle my rpm's down farther than I could by just putting the boat at idle. It does slow the boat down, I used it to troll one day for fishing.
     
  7. aerobat77

    aerobat77 Member

    319
    Aug 12, 2014
    germany
    2006 240 DA Sundancer
    5.0 MPI / Bravo III
    the only situation where you can engage troll mode is boat in gear and throttle at idle . my 5.0 mpi idles at 600 rpm , with troll mode i can push it down to 500 rpm or up to 900 rpm so i can adjust the troll speed of the boat .

    i must say i never used it in real boating , just tested it on my boat how it works. common sense dictates it can only work in fuel injected engines.
     
  8. b_arrington

    b_arrington Member SILVER Sponsor

    428
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    270 Amberjack (2006)
    AB Ventus 9 VL RIB
    350 Mag MPI Horizon w/ BIII
    1998 Envinrude 15 HP 2-stroke
    The "troll control " function was standard on this model / year and is accessed via the RPM gauge on the left side of the dash. Because the 2006 270 AJ has only the RPM Smartcraft gauge vs. also having the Speed Smartcraft gauge, the troll speed is set in terms of RPM.

    The basic operation is as aerobat77 said. You engage the engine in idle, then set your trolling speed in RPM up to 900 RPM IIRC. This gives you finer control over your speed vs. using the throttle.

    I've used the troll control a few times. In practice, the upper RPM limit yields a water speed is too slow for the species of fish I normally target. I need to be going between 1100-1350 RPM so I don't use it very often.
     

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