Throttle controls

bluefin650

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Looking to add a 2nd set of throttle controls and have no clue how to do it. Obviously I need a set of cables and a DUAL LEVER THROTTLE & SHIFT control. My question is where do I run the second set of cables to? To the first set of controls or to the motor? I have not had the opportunity to see a boat that has two controls.

The pic below is similar to the throttle control I have now.

HM-CONTROLTWIN.jpg
 

steveinak

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If you don't already have the control unit & cables think about Kobelt controls and for cables get the green Cablecraft cables both are available from Rose's Marine in Gloucester.
 

harpoon83

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i agree with steveinak. i ran a stick boat with kobelt controls in the tower along with the green cables, they shifted nicer than the morse controls that were in the cabin.
 

traditions

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I vote for the Kobelt's also,but for light use Morse are fine.Some people dont like the Kobelts because they are not as water tight.I started using them when I had a 671 and could adjust the drag so the throttle spring wouldnt pull the throttle back.Back in the days of only Morse, most boats used to have a Dexter Russel stuck in the throttle lever.You can also run the cables to the other set of controls.Just hook up to the other side of the control.
 

CaptDave

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My controls are located close to starboard side and window there which makes it hard to make adjustment on screw to tighten. Do the Kolbolts have an adjustment screw like the Morse and if so is it in the top instead of the sides? Use to love the Morse when I was running Coast Guard UTB 41' with VT 903M'S, they would click nice and lound when changing positions from forward, neutural and reverse. Boat could dance and you could more a 50' broken down boat between two yachts in a 50' 6" slip.

Besides that the Kolbolts look sharp nicer.

Dave
 
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