I thought that might get someone's attention. No, I ain't suff'rin' from E.D. nor ennythin' lahk that. What I do have a problem with is mah 25HP Johnson 2-smoke. Seems that when the wife an' I took our LT-15 out to run around a bit on Lac du Lanier up here nawth of 'Lanta, Georgia, we could only tease about 24 MPH out of her at WOT. Now my wife, Meaux, thinks that this is all just well an' good since she was in the pilot's seat yesterday an' was quite content with movin' at 24MPH at the top end. However, I recall, very distinctly, gettin' GPS readings in the upper thirties when we first strapped 25 horses to the back of the 'Hoochee Queen a mere ten months ago. Heck, we even got one reading of 42 MPH! (But that was a-headin' downstream on the Chattahoochee River with a four knot current helpin' to push us a bit.) I have noticed (as has Meaux) that when the throttle is advanced, there is a lot of free movement before she starts raisin' the rpm's an' spinnin' that propeller as she should. She's currently set up with a console and remote steering, an' I'm jes' a-wonderin' if mebbe I need to git into the throttle-box an' check to see jes' how much play there is in them cables leadin' to the throttle a-fore I go off an' git to tinkerin' around with the motor itse'f. I did adjust the idle setting screw next to the motor in order to lower the RPMs at idle jes' a little bit, but I jes' cain't imagine that an adjustment there would have an impact of better than ten miles an hour at WOT. Enny idears, y'all? I would really, really like to git them ten or twelve MPH back in despite of what Meaux has to say about it! Does it sound to ennybody else that there might be jes' a might bit too much play in the throttle advance lever afore it comes to gettin' the ol' girl to move, an' that mebbe that would limit the overall top end speed also too?