Came across an adv. for Mercury-Digital Throttle and Shift. Apparently it:
“eliminates the binding of cables and mechanical linkages…………..”
“no cable kinking and no adjustments needed”
“similar to luxury cars and jets”
“feeding information through the digital cable”
“Provides failsafe system redundancy”
“When the starter button is pushed or key turned briefly, the controller instantly takes over and starts the engine”
Sounds marvellous doesn’t it so I turned to Mercury’s website and read:
after reading all the turgid Marketingspeak I am no nearer to understanding what the hell it is.
Is it fly by wire?
Instead of steering, throttle and gear cables going from the helm to the engine, do you have a sort of SCART cable? And if not that, then why not?
What exactly is it?