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Old 27 June 2005, 17:10   #1
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how do they do that?

On some consoles (zodiac open pro consoles for example), a side mount throttle is mounted in a removable "slot" in the middle of the console. How do they fix the side mount throttle into the slot? As far as I can see, you can't get to the screw heads on the outer face of the throttle.

I'm sure its something blindingly obvious, but I can't see it. If anyone knows how, it would be a great help, as I may use it on my console i'm making!

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Does anyone have any idea?! Does anyone have a zodiac open pro with this throttle arrangement?

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Old 29 June 2005, 06:11   #3
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If you have a tight fit for it to slot in to, then you could put bolts though the side walls of the console going strait though the control box!
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Im assuming this is what you mean Tim:

http://www.rib.net/images/ribex2001zodiac.jpg

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Right, black is the console, red is the control box, blue is the bolts & green the nuts! You may have to add washers to space the control box away from the sides of the console!
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Alex, yes thats the one. Short of having access holes in the side of that removable "slot" (which would means water could get into the console), I don't see how the screw heads can be accessed.

Nick, I guess it could be done like that but I think it would be difficult to get it tight. Also, I think the screw heads on the lever side need to be counter sunk to allow the lever to move from full forwards to full reverse...I'm not sure about that though, I will check now.

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Alex, yes thats the one. Short of having access holes in the side of that removable "slot" (which would means water could get into the console), I don't see how the screw heads can be accessed.

Nick, I guess it could be done like that but I think it would be difficult to get it tight. Also, I think the screw heads on the lever side need to be counter sunk to allow the lever to move from full forwards to full reverse...I'm not sure about that though, I will check now.

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haha yes, proper blue peter style! Having looked at my control box, it seems the mounting holes are cunningly positioned so that they do not at any point lie behind the lever. This means that allen key bolts could be used which would enable you to do them up by slipping the short end of an allen key into the "slot". Not sure I'll make use of this slot design now though.

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