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Old 09-27-2019, 10:37 AM   #14
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City: Cape Cod, MA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Island Seeker
Vessel Model: Willard 36 Sedan
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Originally Posted by SeattleJew View Post
We took 2 months this summer with our new to us Tolly 43. All went well EXCEPT

Several times we lost control of our engines .. shifts and throttles, apparently due to malfunction of our Mathers controls.

1. Our controls are old, probably installed in the mid-nineties. Our engine date from 2006 so the controls must have been reinstalled then.

2. We have two stations, one on the FB, one below.

3. On these occasions I have
-lost control of the stbd engine.
-had stbd engine reve to max
-had one engine go into reverse

Your problem isn't that your controls are old, it's that they aren't old enough, meaning std. cable controls. Why would anyone risk their boat and others, their crew and others, to electronic controls when there is no reason to "improve" on what has worked for decades?
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