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Old 11 January 2009, 16:00   #31
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I'm not with you here. Could you explain?
Not talking about RIB's here, talking about large 6ltr+ diesel engines in semi/displacement hulls.



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As Mollers said earlier, 'a crap one'
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Old 11 January 2009, 16:05   #32
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Not talking about RIB's here, talking about large 6ltr+ diesel engines in semi/displacement hulls.
So, you're saying that with a big diesel inboard, a cable moves big gears around?

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That's up to you.
And many others. How many Prop driven sportsboats have you seen with twin lever controls? There could be a message there...
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Old 11 January 2009, 16:19   #33
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Brad, the cables control the selector and you knew I meant that.

And no I haven't seen any sports boats using them. And I wont be using mine as a sports boat. Just a very stable tub that can go fast enough if I need it. And at the end of a very long thread, who gives a crap as long as I like it?

Now, found my own suppliers but if anyone knows of any cheaper ones let me know. Cheers
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Old 11 January 2009, 16:23   #34
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How much, so we can compare?

How about this for fifty odd quid?:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Twin-Lever-Eng...1%7C240%3A1318
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I'm a bout a third of my way through a litre of this stuff, BTW it's very good for cleaning carbs out, , and I'm beginning to get mellow and find this thread very entertaining with some truly Fulleresque comments from Dai and Mollers which I agree with!

It is my belief that taking the interlock out of a rib/outboard combination is dangerous and therefore shoudn't be done. So don't do it!
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Old 11 January 2009, 17:43   #36
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It is my belief that taking the interlock out of a rib/outboard combination is dangerous and therefore shoudn't be done. So don't do it!
Agree.

Saw a nasty incident partly due to a lack of an interlock on a Pacific 22 in Lymington a few years ago. Chap jumped out of the boat when it was alongside, flicked the bow rope from one side of the console to the other - caught the throttle lever - instant full speed ahead! Totalled three RIBS that were moored up. Ended up on top of the pontoon!

Back to the single / twin lever options:
Sounds like the single lever set up you have needs some adjustment. You should get a definite click into gear AND THEN NO MORE SLACK TO INCREASE REVS.
Should be the same whether outboard or inboard diesel.
If not then there is either a loose cable clamp inside the head unit, worn detent springs / ball etc or worn throttle cable ends.

Have used twin lever systems on inboard engines and they can be quite good on hydraulic boxes. Allows a slightly higher idle speed which can be nice for maneouvering. Have also used them on a twin sterndrive set-up. Awful.

Give it a go and let us know how you find it.
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Saw a nasty incident partly due to a lack of an interlock on a Pacific 22 in Lymington a few years ago. Chap jumped out of the boat when it was alongside, flicked the bow rope from one side of the console to the other - caught the throttle lever - instant full speed ahead!
That would be due to lack of a neutral lock on the control lever, which I also dislike on an open boat.

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Unless fiddling with two Knobs at once is what you like doing of course

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David Manning was aquitted of those charges , it was just the one! , remind me again what the IOM flag looks like. Hope you are all loking forward to the Ribnet conference
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Old 11 January 2009, 21:24   #39
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How many Prop driven sportsboats have you seen with twin lever controls? There could be a message there...
Well, almost all American sports/powerboats use twin lever, and in the case of twin engined boats, you haven't really got any choice!
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