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Old 13 January 2009, 07:25   #61
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When I bought my current floating museum, (Yam 703 single lever control) I had to use a hefty push to get it into gear, then there was a good 15 degrees of nothing before it almost instantly went wide open the throttle followed by another 20 odd degrees of nothing. Not ideal by any stretch of the imagination.

So, I took it to bits - a gallon of petrol to dissolve the 20 year old solidified sand infested grease, relubrication and 6 new plastic shaft bushes later I have fingertip reliable effort free gearchange and instant throttle response. All out the same box that I nearly threw over the side because it was so bad. It's even better throttle response now it's mated to the Merc! (I suspect the old Yam needed a few of it's throttle mechanism bushes replaced too)

At the other end of the scale I've also used twin levers that needed herculean strength to move and had oodles of slack.

I prefer single lever for manoeverability, but that's just my personal opinion. Any system thats badly set up / maintained is going to be a pig to use. If it floats your boat, go for
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Oh, and the "Suz is better / worse than XYZ make" is slightly amusing considering so far I've found Yam / Suz & Tohatsu controls using identical mechanisms inside their "OEM" boxes.....
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Old 14 January 2009, 15:01   #62
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With out starting this debate again I have another question (just hope DH and Mollers are on holiday or somat )

I finished wiring in the ignition today and on closer inspection, the 703 box isn't in too good a state. I wouldn't trust it to hold on to the console for much longer. So I'm either going to have to change for a new 703 or go the after market route. All the twin lever set ups that I like are out of my budget at the moment so will have to stick with single.
The question is, I see allot saying they will fit 23LC/33C Cables. What are the connections like on those? And can I change the connections on the cables I have to fit?
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Old 15 January 2009, 17:49   #63
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Holidays - what are they??

Take a look at this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pair-of-14-Ft-...713.m153.l1262

Your 703 box should have 33c cables, which also suit most aftermeerkat boxes.
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Old 15 January 2009, 17:59   #64
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Holidays - what are they??

Take a look at this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pair-of-14-Ft-...713.m153.l1262

Your 703 box should have 33c cables, which also suit most aftermeerkat boxes.
Cheers DH, looks like it will be easier than I thought
Out of interest have you any idea how many different designs of 703 boxes there are? I guess it's down to year? This one on Ebay is totally different to mine. With mine you pull the handle out to take the revs up with out putting in gear, were on that one you have a separate lever where the padded area on mine is.
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Some pull to open and others push to open the throttle. I thought they all had a separate throttle lever for fast idle. Is yours a 703? Any pics?
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Old 15 January 2009, 19:25   #66
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Some pull to open and others push to open the throttle. I thought they all had a separate throttle lever for fast idle. Is yours a 703? Any pics?
I'll get a photo of it tomorrow. All the ones I have are too small to show the box.
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Old 16 January 2009, 06:44   #67
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I didn't say 703, I said 702. I did! Someone must have gone back and edited my posts
Sorry, my balls up. It's a 702
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