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Old 14 March 2005, 15:37   #1
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I need a throttle!

The throttle on my rib is very stiff to put in2 neutral and the trim button has now decided its time 2 giv up. So.... im going to get myself a new throttle.

The question is...

Does anybody know of any good makes/places to look/buy side mounted throttles (flush mounted) either with built in trim or with a trim switch thatll fix onto my console or steering column?

I like the racing look throttles that u get on formulas, revenger 34 etc but nowhere on my console to fit them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 15 March 2005, 04:39   #2
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Trawling through E Bay USA will show that both Yamaha and Quicksilver have side and top mount throttles and separate ignition switches which should give some ideas.

However before you start, have you checked the routing of your control cables, their condition and how about spending an hour greasing up the control box ? might just need a bit of TLC

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Old 15 March 2005, 04:43   #3
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I'm with Pete on this one - especially if the boat hasn't been used for a while - the cables often get stiff, it's unusual for the box to seize up unless it's been underwater and had all the grease removed!Trim switch might be dodgy connections rather than the actual switch as well .............. all to be expected after a winter without use!
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Old 15 March 2005, 05:00   #4
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Yeh i see wot ur saying the throttle has always been stiff. its only really when puttin in2 neutral so u hav2 givit a whack and then it skips the neutral lock n goes in2 reverse....the trim switch is generally difficult2 operate as its rubbery and prettymuch impossible 2use with gloves on....i dont think the recent failure is a connection problem as if u really press it, it eventually works but this involves puttin it in neutral and using all ur weight wich then leaves a nice big indent in ur thumb

Thanks for the help tho guys and ill be sure 2 have a look on ebay.

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Old 24 March 2005, 11:12   #5
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If it's a Quicksilver one, they do seem to suffer from getting stiff with age. Mine is pretty stiff. If you take it apart, greese it, and put it together again (it's a real mission I can tell you) you might be able to get it a bit smoother.
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