Yes, during regular warm-up of the engine – it is possible to temporarily increase the engine RPMs without moving the boat. To accomplish this, push in the button located at the bottom of the shift/throttle lever with one hand and pull up the “umbrella” (aluminum surround below the top of the knob). Move the lever to the desired position and then simultaneously release the button and umbrella.
The engine will run with increased RPMs and can be increased or decreased by moving the lever. Returning the handle to the neutral position will bring the system back to neutral and reduce the engine RPMs to preset levels.