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Old 12 January 2009, 13:35   #51
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With a twin lever control you can nudge in and out of gear without any rev increase therefore keeping just the torque provided by the prop change to steer the boat without accelerating!!!
I can do that with my bog standard single lever...
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Old 12 January 2009, 13:36   #52
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I agree with jsp about a twin lever control being better for low speed control! BUT for a different reason.......

With a twin lever control you can nudge in and out of gear without any rev increase therefore keeping just the torque provided by the prop change to steer the boat without accelerating!!!

I have bben looking at them for my rib(such as cookee fits) as my current mercury control is pants and a sometimes struggle to even know if im in or out of gear, forward or backward(no positive click)
I think that is a fault of your setup rather than single lever controls - it shouldn't do that!
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Old 12 January 2009, 16:10   #53
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I changed from a single Suzuki control to a twin lever livorsi set up; my personal view is I'm glad I did it. The major benefit is the control over the engine when in rough water. .....
That wasn't your main reason for the change, though, was it?

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21215

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This is the type of control most often found in a proper sports or powerboat, sometimes as an 8 lever control on some of the bigger boats!
I had a JCB once with that set-up.
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Old 12 January 2009, 17:39   #54
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[QUOTE=Downhilldai;278135] That wasn't your main reason for the change, though, was it?

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21215


Nope,as the thread states, it was because the original suzuki lever would'nt hold the position It was also heavier/stiffer to use .
I discovered the better action of the Livorsi throttle purely by chance.

I'm not an engineer, but think one lever doing two things compromises both.

I think the way I do, after recent experience of using both set-ups on the same boat.

Just my view.
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I had a JCB once with that set-up.
Ah the old piano bar layout ... that takes me back not modern iso rubbish well actually its quite good .. and a modern standard now that I come to think of it
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Old 12 January 2009, 18:02   #56
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..the original suzuki lever would'nt hold the position It was also heavier/stiffer to use .
So there were shortcomings in the design or set-up of the Suzuki control box, rather than the principle of it having a single lever?

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.. I discovered the better action of the Livorsi throttle purely by chance.
Yes, I thought so.

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...I'm not an engineer, but think one lever doing two things compromises both.
Bigmuz7 and any number of excavator operators would probably disagree with you on this
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Hi Cooke

Happy New Year

Do Gaffrig do a single lever control and one that i can buy in the uk etc.

Cheers

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Old 13 January 2009, 06:19   #58
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Hi Cooke

Happy New Year

Do Gaffrig do a single lever control and one that i can buy in the uk etc.

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Yeh, they do a single lever, throttle and shift combined, but only as a side mount.
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Yeh, they do a single lever, throttle and shift combined, but only as a side mount.
I think Tony Davis who posts on Boatmad.com can get that stuff (there may be other suppliers!)
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Thanks guys, unfortunately i am looking for a top mounted one to go in middle of console etc.

They seem hard to find.

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