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looking for info on how to hook up second steering station in cockpit i plan to build box off back of wheelhouse on a 36 wayne beil for wheel an controls also hauler not sure how to tie controls an wheel into system also have auto pilot on main helm . thanks !!
 

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What type of steering do you have?
 

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hydraulic wanna say hydronautic i believe is name brand ill have to double check but i do know that it has a tank with hydraulic an air with about 20-25 lbs of pressure
 

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Not sure about what is necessary for your steering as all my boats have had hydroslave power hydraulic steering. For gear shift and throttle I have had to make brackets to add a second cable.
 

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where do brackets go? are the rite on trans or do you adapt them to cockpit controls then run single cable to transmission, in other words control levers move together no matter where you shift from
 

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My boat used to have a station in the stern. It was conventional steering which does not matter much as the station sat right over the rudder and there was a tiller attached to the rudder. The shift and throttle were simply run using an extra set of cables from the rear station to brackets attached to the trans and carburator. The brackets looked as it they were an item you could buy (teleflex?) off the shelf.
 

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2 sets of cables to both transmission and engine is the only wy I have ever seen a second set of controls done. Yes both controls will move at the same time, just like any fly bridge boat.
 

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Don't know if they still make them, but Morse controls did make a control box that accepted a set of cables from the motor, and then also sent a separate set of cables to the second Morse box. The second Morse control box was just a standard one.

That's the configuration that was in our Fortier, and most of them that have the rear controls as far as I know.
 

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2 ways to add the stern throttle/shift control.
2nd set of cables from cockpit levers to inside/wheel house control
or 2nd set of cables from cockpit levers to engine & trans linkages.

My advice.
Use Cablecraft (green) cables, they also make the double linkage clamps to double up engine & trans linkage connections. (I prefer doubling up engine & trans rather than doubling up controls)
Not sure your location but Rose's in Gloucester sells & stocks the cablecraft cables & connectors.
Also, Kobelt controls are much better (smother) than Morse and this is a big plus when adding 2nd or 3rd stations.
2 or 3 stations with Morse controls will be VERY stiff.
2nd steering can be done with 2nd helm or Jog Lever (you mention you have auto pilot)
 

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Don't know if they still make them, but Morse controls did make a control box that accepted a set of cables from the motor, and then also sent a separate set of cables to the second Morse box. The second Morse control box was just a standard one.

That's the configuration that was in our Fortier, and most of them that have the rear controls as far as I know.

They are called junction boxes they are a pita to adjust. If i ever need another one i'm going to rig it up on a flat piece of aluminum so it can be adjusted easier.
 
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Control cables

The problems with running the second set of cables to the first control box instead of the trans and engine are that first they are a pain to adjust but more important is that if you lose the cable from the first box to the engine or trans you lose both sets of controls. If both run to engine and trans they are independent of each other
 

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thanks for info guess i have my work cut out for me this winter . will try an post some pics once i start
 

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Kobelt makes a master & slave control that work together. They are really nice but expensive. You can call their customer service and they will spec it out for you then call Hamilton Marine and they will get you a good price. If you want to spend that kind of money.
 


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