thanks for that info, i have so many options at the mo, its now got to the point i dont know which to go for, i have been offerd a yamaha 701 right hand box which was what come originally with the outboard i brought, but the cables were siezed and it was a left hand side box, no good for me my steering wheels on the right. ( so this seems to be the one i should go for )
also been offered the one you have and also a couple of quicksilver 2000 ones, square looking lever type( the one i did like the look off )
Then matts one which does look very nice, i was tempted to go for this one has when i read about it it said its for murcury/Mariner, and with my outboard being a mariner ( on the stamp ) but yes Yamaha based, i was thinking this is the one i want, but from what you say about the cables and not knowing if its a pull to open im not sure. but i do like the style of it and if i can get cables easly im still tempted, oh and not to far away from me.
what do you reckon