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Yamaha 25hp C25 outboard motor - Premium 703 Side Control. We can't lower the neutral throttle far enough down to engage the remote control lever to forward or reverse without the engine dying.

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SOURCE: 1974 johnson outboard motor 25hp stalls when hiting high end

Not familiar with that specific motor but had similar vintage smaller HP Johnsons. From my experience it sounds like it could be that the high speed carb adjustment is too lean. What I would try is running the backing off the high speed screw 1/4 turn to 3/4 turn, then test. If works better, screw back in in 1/8 turn increments until the problem recurs, then back out 1/4 turn and leave it there.

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