Multiple helm stations

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I'm putting trans levers in the cockpit. I know volvo and morse make adapters for 2 controls in 1 control out. looks flimsy, can;t give you a review on it. However the way the arms are setup on my tranmission, i can finagle two cables on to the arm.
 

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I have always used morse controls in the past but I here that Kobelt are much more user friendly when it comes to multiple stations. As far as my morse go, I always went from control to throttle arm or transmission lever. I also have always used the green cablecraft cables and I must say that it has been a flawless system for 15 years. No slippage, full cable throw and smooth. I am going to fly by wire in the new rig and it sounds great on paper but I am extremely skeptical. It will be nice when it comes time to take the tower off and go hooking though.
 

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I also used the cable craft in my 35 duffy, great cables. I used to have the tower slaved from the main helm and the main helm and deck helm both cabled to the engine/trans.
 

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Kobelts are easily twice the quality of teleflex. Have had 2 stations on my last and current boats and never had to adjust a thing on either after initial setup
 

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For those who have multiple (2-3) helm controls (Morse or Kobelt controls)
how are your cables typically run ?
Engine & trans cables to wheel house,
Wheel house to cockpit,
Cockpit to tower
Or a different order depending shortest length 1st ?

Anyone ever tried or thought of doubling up at engine & trans (custom linkages) ?

Obviously fly by wire/ electronic would be the way to go if cost is not an issue.

Ronnie,
I had a junction box for the fwd/rev on my bowpicker, one short cable went from the outdrive to one side of the box and 2 cables came into the otherside of the box, one to the house and another from the box to the outside station that way if one broke i still had the other to have fwd/rev.
The throttle went from the engine to the house control and another cable from the house control to the outside station.
The junction box worked ok for the 20 years i had the boat but if i did it again i would build my own junction on a piece of flat aluminum so adjustments would be easy to make, the box was a pita because you had to take it apart to do any adjustments.
I'm adding another control inside the house so i'll be watching to see what you come up with, i already have another Kobelt control so all i'll need is to order some cablecraft cables from rose's i refuse to use any other cables. Its kinda funny you won't take a short drive to Rose's and if i need anything good for my boat i have to go 1500 miles to Seattle !!

I picked up these cable ends that lay right up against each other flat for my install, i've used them before on my Henriques for the fwd/rev i had from the trans to the stern control.
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Dual Station Transfer Unit

The Morse dual station transfer unit is ideal for parallel dual station installations when two-lever single function controls are used. The transfer unit allows two clutch or two throttle cables to be connected to a single cable leading aft to the engine. These units are recommended for installations with long or difficult cable paths to eliminate undesirable cable bends that cause backlash and reduced efficiency.

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