Guys, the reason I can't troll is because I'm not supposed to run the motor at that low RPM for a long time. Their reasoning is that since it's not broken in yet and things aren't properly seated, at low RPMs there will be more blow-by of unburnt fuel which will end up in the crank case causing 2 things to happen: additional crankcase pressure and a thinning of lubricant.
Now, I'm not a mechanic, I'm just doing what the dealer has told me to do - don't go out out trolling until I have 10 hours on the engine.
I just wanted to explain so you guys wouldn't think I was an idot
That's why we anchored to fish (engine off).
We had a great day, kid caught a dogfish which he got a huge kick out of.