On our 1977 Tolly Tri Cabin:
We've the original Morse controls and cables. Fellow with same year identical boat just decided to put electronic shifters/throttle on his. So... I asked em - How's your original cables doen. He says... fine. I says... send em to me if you no longer want em. He says OK, if you'll pay shipping. I says plus $20 smackers for your time and trouble o' packaging.
Now I have two great condition cable systems. Redundancy = Safety/Longevity!
Every year or two (if I get bored in very early morn while on the hook) I remove covers and well lube control stations. In ten year intervals +/- I air pressure inject (force) lightweight lube into cable sheaths from fly bridge down and salon station down... until the lube seeps out at cable bottoms.
I tried to get the good condition bridge and salon Morse controls from the fellow too, but he'd already promised them to someone else.
I figure my boat's mechanical control setup
will outlive us!
That taint at all bad!!
Taint broke - Don't fix it! KISS