Precautions for Choosing a Marine Governor

Choosing the right marine governor for your boat is not an easy task. There are many different types, sizes, and models to choose from, making it difficult to narrow down your selection.

With this blog post, we’ll discuss few precautions that you should consider when deciding what type of marine governor will work best for you!


The first one is to be sure you are purchasing a governor that is compatible with your vessel. This means the size of your propeller shaft and if you have single or twin engines. Each marine governor is set up for specific machines, so make sure yours will fit!

The next consideration should be what type of engine does it run off? You’ll want to consider whether this has an electric motor as most modern models do or if it’s mechanical, which uses oil pressure from inside the boat.

With all things considered, we recommend going with electronic governors because they allow much better control over how fast your motors can go compared to their oil-operated counterparts. It will enable more precise adjustments as well!


In conclusion, the three most important things to remember when choosing a marine governor are its compatibility, the type of engine it runs off, and lastly, if you go with an electronic or oil-operated model.

Post Author: Hattie Braden