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Old 03 September 2007, 08:15   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Buckingham
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mariner 75
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Teleflex throttle cables

I currently have "0172" standard teleflex throttle cables from a Yamaha control unit to a Yamaha 50H engine. However, a some stage a kink has developed right where the cable goes into the brass gland by the outboard - this means that throttle control takes a lot of strength (not good) to change the revs.

The question for the panel is - whilst I am replacing both cables, should I go to the 33c Supreme cable (about 20 for a 3m length) or just stick with the standard one ? The Supreme apparently gives 45% less resistance for longer runs (and a 4" bend radius which would be useful) - but I just want a far easier to use throttle !

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Old 03 September 2007, 10:34   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Preston
Boat name: Katy Blue/Banana Yuk
Make: Ribcraft / Mirror
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90
MMSI: 235086157
Join Date: May 2004
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You know you want to!

Based on my experiences of going for a premium type from this lot

the extra spend is not something I've regretted. More because they just had the look of something which would last longer - the old ones got stiff within the first couple of years and died after about 4.

"Buy cheap and you'll buy twice" is a motto which has served me well over the years!

Neil R

Twenty years in the aircraft industry, five years boating, and I still can't spell propellor ...
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