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Old 17 June 2008, 09:12   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Ringwood
Boat name: Taylor
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 55hp Outboard
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Help Cables/remotes for Mariner!!!


I was after a bit of advice please...?
Can i use the cables,remotes etc from a yamaha for a mariner, The cables etc... i have are attached to a yamaha 55 but i am getting a new engine possibly a 40hp mariner. Can i use any of the cables or remotes from my old engine with this one as they will not be supplying them with the engine??

If not what things do i need? And where is the best sort of place to find them.


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Old 17 June 2008, 10:40   #2
Country: UK - England
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The control cables merely come with threaded ends which screw into various fittings for each model of outboard or throttle control box. Most chandlers or online shops which sell control cables (google for 33c) will also sell the end bits for various makes of outboard.

So yes - you can usually unscrew the cables from the Yamaha and attach to the Mariner by buying 2 Mariner fittings from the chandlery.

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Old 17 June 2008, 11:12   #3
Country: UK - Scotland
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Yep, I'll second Bumble's comments. (Have used Suz controls on a Yam, Mariner control on a Johnson......)

Only possible problem you may have is the wiring for the E-stop and / or starter. There's a chance the loom from the remotes will have a different plug to the one on the engine. But if your new Mariner is old enough it was probably made by Yamaha anyway!

If your old 55 is totally dead and happens to have a working PTT can I make you an offer for it?
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