not sure if this sits in engine and props of here but i am sure someone will move it if im wrong!
We have a slight issue with our Mercruiser throttle control and of course, it doesnt happen all the time!
Sometimes when we come to start the engine, there is nothing, click... initially from shear panic i waggled the throttle controls from netural to forward and reverse and back to the middle and it started. i would say it happens 5 times in 10 but it is frustrating and must be a sign of something not working right!
On the basis that my technical "waggling" solves the problem, i think it may be something to do with the netural proximity switch which stops the engine starting in gear....
i am inclined to replace the unit rather than just the switch and thinking about going down the Livorsi route http://www.livorsi.com/catalog/controls_arched.htm
i know they are popular with race boats but has anyone any experience of them?? im guessing they are not waterproof but as the boat is covered when not in use, dont suppose that would be a massive problem afterall, race boats are often open boats?
ideally i would like something same sort of style but with single lever rather than gear and throttle lever but cant find anything yet!