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Old 10-07-2019, 03:25 PM   #18
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City: Burns Lake
Country: Canada
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First off, thanks for this discussion. Very interesting.

I have owned my 38' vessel for three years. Not sure how old my ZF controls are but I love them. Been running boats for almost 60 years. I find these controls very responsive, easy to use, visual instant knowledge of positions re: neutral, forward, aft (not always visually accurate in past cable controls I've used). I would not change them out without real problems encountered.

However, it is sobering to hear of issues with these controls that some have had. It leaves me thinking about changing how I start my engines as I start them from the house station but run the boat from the bridge. It appears I must stop the engines from whatever helm position I start them with. This could cause me a real problem if the controls did fail?
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