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Old 06 December 2011, 04:28   #1
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Control boxes

Hi,

This might sound like a dumb question for all you seasoned ribsters, but, does the control box need to be engine make specific ?

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Old 06 December 2011, 04:58   #2
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Not really.

The internal mechanicals are all the same, and they all mate with the same flavour of cables at that end of the throttle & gear cables. It's the plug on the electrics that will make it "incompatible". (I say that for most carbed engines Obviously if you have a "fly by wire" machine you'll need the dedicated box)

Right now I am driving a Merc using a Yam 703 controller with the lever off a Tohatsu box! The inside of my old Suz box had the same mechanism. Graned I moved al lthe electrics into the console, mostly for ergonimic reasons, but if you don't mind mucking about with wires there is a huigh chance any will work. Just beware of the oddities like the oooold Evenrude / Johnson "electric shift" which needless to say doesn't have a space for a mechanical gear cable.
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Some engines have push for throttle some pull. Some controllers won't do this

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Old 06 December 2011, 06:56   #4
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It's far easier to ask somebody like me if I have one to suit :thumbs

You may get lucky, pm me what you have and I'll see what I can do

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Old 06 December 2011, 07:42   #5
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It's far easier to ask somebody like me if I have one to suit :thumbs

You may get lucky, pm me what you have and I'll see what I can do

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Thanks Peter,

I've only just collected the boat so I don't know if I'll need to replace just yet. Currently the lever is rubbing the outside of the box so I'll have it to bits and see what can be done.

May be in contact later though

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Sounds like all you may need is correct fitting with the use of a spacer ?

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Sounds like all you may need is correct fitting with the use of a spacer ?

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Hope so, got an evening shifting motorbikes out of the home garage so that I can bring the boat home from the lockup, then some work can begin.

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Some engines have push for throttle some pull. Some controllers won't do this

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Also AFAIK some engines have a different "throw" from idle to WOT, Hondas need a longer travel than Evinrudes.
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Any I've seen have two or three positions on the levers to give more or less throw?
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