Originally Posted by Houdsie73
One of my winter projects is replacing the throttle cables for the upper and lower helms. I found the length for the upper cable (34ft) but the lower cable has paint on it where I presume the length would be printed. Can someone with experience help with the length for the cable and also a recommended manufacturer?
This is for a 1982 MS 34.
The old cable should have the length printed on the cable jacket towards the ends.
When we had a 1981 Mainship in the 80s, 90s, the cables from the upper helm went to the lower helm controls. Then the cables went from the lower helm to the engine.
I removed the cables going from upper helm to lower and installed new cables from the lower helm to engine.
The action of the throttle/shift levers were greatly improved.
I installed Teleflex Morse Supreme cables, which made the levers a lot less effort to move.
As old as the Mainships are, the cable arrangement was probably modified by the previous owners to what I describe by now. Maybe.