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Old 30 May 2007, 03:07   #11
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Andy not sitting on our boat so could me wrong .

I think the button is placed and positioned to be used with the right hand thumb . The switch is at an angle and kinda recessed a little for this purpose. the hand rests on the body of the unit.

I have ours on the left , cant use my thumb ( for that purpose anyway )
At that time they didnt do a left hand unit.....

hope that confuses you


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Old 30 May 2007, 03:33   #12
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Hi, the swapping round of the mechanisms in my Suzuki one was a major job, not just a quick swap.

It may not be the case with the new ones, but before I had the Suzuki unit I picked up a new-old-stock teleflex lever which I think must have been an older version of the one you mentioned. I fitted it and was dissappointed from the start. It just didn't feel right, and the action wasn't smooth.
It was so bad I carried on looking, and found the genuine Suzuki one which was so much better despite being used when I got it.

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I've visited Auto Marine in Southsea today and had a look at a Starboard mount Throttle from Teleflex. It's really nice and very ergonomically designed for the hand, the other plus point is the fact I can get one with a neutral lock which is very improtant for me. The action was smoother than the Evinrude too.
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I've visited Auto Marine in Southsea today and had a look at a Starboard mount Throttle from Teleflex. It's really nice and very ergonomically designed for the hand, the other plus point is the fact I can get one with a neutral lock which is very inprotant for me. The action was smoother than the Evinrude too.
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Looks like it's back to the drawing board again

Got a phone call this afternoon and the sales guy from Teleflex UK said that these model of throttles are only for starboard fitment only.

Just a thought though, as my outboard is CCR would it not be an advantage to have the helm on the Port side? This might help with any torque that the outboard produces. It's an unnatural position for me to helm, but will probably get used to it.

What do you think? Port or Starboard Helm?
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Handling Issue!

OK, it looks as though I'm going to find it difficult to find a control box that mounts on the Port side that offers me a trim on the right side.

I'm a little worried going for an aftermarket box as I'm concerned about how this might intergrate with the outboard as adaptors are used. So I might, stick with the genuine box and see how I get on. If push comes to shove I could well get one of those steering mounted trim/tilt buttons that I've seen on racing RIBs.

So thanks for all your help.

Now something different, before I start to drill lots of holes in the console.

On a handling issue and using a Counter rotation prop, do I have to bias the weight to the port side to help cancel the torque of the outboard? Or just have it nuetral, ie: helm and driver on the right and twin batts, oil tank on the left.
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I think I be tempted to mount the engine centrally and use the weight of fitments to do the balancing, cos it's the way of ribs that an engine change may to take place in the future and you are more likely to fit a right hander next time.

And, I think you'll get used to the throttle.
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