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Old 16 June 2008, 15:41   #1
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Changing throttle side.

Ever since I've driven ribs I've always used throttles on the left hand side of the console, but on this brig rib it is positioned on the right.
I would be interested in moving or replacing it with one on the left, any thoughts ideas on how this could be done?
There is no room on the console for a centre mounted one.

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Old 17 June 2008, 12:31   #2
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Hi, Good news - It's easy.

That looks like the generic throttle which will have the same innards as every other single lever throttle box from any manufacturer.

1) Unscrew from the console (this may be the difficult bit as the screws always seem to sieze in the alloy casing)
2) undo the big bolt in the hole on the back, this will release the lever.
3) you'll find once the lever is off that both sides are identical, it's literally as case of swapping the lever to the other side & bolting it back on. You may need to move the neutral catch cam as well, it's moulded into the case on some (do nothing), on others it's a separate plastic moulding.
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Old 17 June 2008, 12:38   #3
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Thanks for that!
I don't think I could have hoped for a better reply - I'll give that a go when Im changing the console.
The 2 leads that enter the throttle box may not be long enough - what would be involved in replacing them with longer ones and is it a DIY job?

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Old 18 June 2008, 07:04   #4
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Conor,

The Yam / Suz / Tohatsu branded ones have an "acess plate" along the bottom of the side that is shown in your picture that gives acess to the cable mounts. Looking at the pic, yours may be a different case design, and so you may need to split the case (carefully) to get inside. The cable sheaths will be slotted into a groove near the exit point, and the inner core will be circlipped to two pins on the operating levers.

Should you have to split the case, make sure you find the side that is obviously a "lid" (probably the side we're looking at on your photo), and do it on a horizontal surface. Depending on the age of it there may be a small plastic bush drops out, and the other to watch for is a steel bush that runs in the groove on the main lever cam (will make sense when you open it), both of which have a habit of dropping out if you take the mechanism apart, but you shouldn't need to go that far inside.......

Then it's just a case of swapping the fittings from the old to the new cables, and reverse above procedure! Also if you end up totally dismantling it, you may find the "official" entry hole for your PTT switch cable.

Engine ends of the cable are better clamped in (due to turning & vibrations) but apart from that, it's a similar story - lid off, find the bolt that holds it all in place at the end of the sheath, undo! You may need a set of "mariner" fittings to connect the cable, but having said that, the place that sells you the new cable should be able to help you out with them.
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Old 19 June 2008, 05:18   #5
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This seems to be a brilliant price on a pair of 13ft throttle cables.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pair-of-13Ft-G...2em118Q2el1247

Will these fit my evinrude throttle control box and engine?

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This seems to be a brilliant price on a pair of 13ft throttle cables.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pair-of-13Ft-G...2em118Q2el1247

Will these fit my evinrude throttle control box and engine?

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Only if you've got the correct removable ends for them on your boat already.
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Old 24 July 2008, 12:22   #7
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One last question. I need to remove my throttle cables. I understand how to remove the pin but what about the black circle in the middle?
Please help asap as would like to get the boat out tomorrow.

Thanks in advance

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The black circle is part of the cable and cannot be removed.

New cables will have these on.
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