wireless throttle/shifter

tomy

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want to change out my cable shifters for wireless. need to see who is best and what am I looking at for price? I have three (3) stations,and I've talked to one person who has them, but really would like a little more input. Any one? please comment......the main reason I want to change is so that if some one moves a shifter by mistake while running I'm screwed. (charter)
Friend stated his only affects throttle / shifter if he engages the one he's working off,,,others are dormant. I like that aspect.
 

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Highly recommend looking at the Kobelt Mighty Mariner system. I just did the research. Call Hamilton marine, they are a dealer & will give you really good pricing. Basically about $1500 for the acctuator and apx $960 per helm. Very compact system. Let me know what you end up doing, it's on my wish list.
 

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I have fly by wire on my Volvo D4's on my old boat. A huge improvement over mechanical in all aspects except helm transfer in that you had to cede control on one station by going neutral; then take control on the other by pressing a button; then going in gear.

I know Volvo added an option in later versions to allow a passive station to become active while in gear which is a huge improvement to having to go into neutral to transfer control.
 

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Tomy, do you acctually mean wireless of electronic? I'm attahcing a quote I got on the Kobelt system but it is not wireless. Mine is a twin engine app so I think the controls will be cheaper if it's a single engine install and obviously one acctuator. Hope this helps.
 

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pursuit! Hi and thank you for the link to cost estimate. guess i'm talking about looseing my cables. don't know if we call the new stuff fly by wire or electronic....all i do know is a friend has it on his sporty and he likes it, and i would not be worried about a "neophite" touching controls while i'm running.[or people that should know better. lol]
 

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pursuit! Hi and thank you for the link to cost estimate. guess i'm talking about looseing my cables. don't know if we call the new stuff fly by wire or electronic....all i do know is a friend has it on his sporty and he likes it, and i would not be worried about a "neophite" touching controls while i'm running.[or people that should know better. lol]

The electronic control has cables running from the acctuator to the throttle & shift. The controls just have a wire running to the acctuator. And it will achieve what you want, only one control is active at a time. One thing I liked about the kobelt is the controls are water proof.
 

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I have the Glendinning controls (2). I put them on this year and I'm very happy with the result.
As stated previously, only one unit has control at a time. When you start the engine the "master" unit has control by default. You "take" control at the unit you want to use via a 2 stroke key sequence. You do not have to be in neutral to do this. You just have to have the throttle near where the active unit is at the time.
 

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Thanks Tom, looking forward to putting it to work! I am using Cummins plug and play (DTS) electronic controls. I am doing this with nervous trepidation but I have not heard anything to discourage me otherwise. I also heard that the Cummins DTS (Digital Throttle and Shift) consulted Glendding controls in there construction.I am putting this boat together so that the tower and pulpit can be tken off as soon as the "stick" season comes to an end. Controls cables,steering hoses,wiring all make it a pain in the ass! If it were not for the fact that everything you buy now is electronic I would just use a couple of sets of Kobelts. For you charter guys, one nice feature of the electronic controls is that only one set can be operated at a time. You must push a button to switch stations.
 


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