My Downeaster has an older double control setup for a single diesel. The unit is worn and needs replacement. I plan to change to a single lever engine control as my preference.
The new single Teleflex unit can be set up to "pull" or "push' the control cables depending on your setup. Okay, fine.
Upon opening up my original Morse controls I find the gear cable to be a "push" setup, and my throttle cable to be a "pull" setup. However, the
new single lever Teleflex I unpackaged today has the option of either BOTH push or BOTH pull.
So what to do?
1. Go back to dual lever control box?(Not my preference)
2. Order a single lever action that has more cable hook up options? (if they make such a thing)
3. Re-route the transmission cable from a push to a pull orientation?
4. Something else?
Return it and buy a Kobelt. Much better quality and can be configured as you need it.
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush..... "Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
Have you checked at the other ends of the cable to see if one can be changed for direction. This may involve longer cable, new mount point etc.
Then compare the cost of doing that to getting one that can be adjusted to work with your system.
SteveK AKA Soo Valley
You only need one working engine.
That is why I have two.
An update- the unit CAN be setup to do cable push or pull separately. The issue is the supplied directions are horrendous! After speaking with technical service at Seastar- what they ASSUME you will figure out from esoteric diagrams is beyond belief.
Anyway I plan to tackle this in the near future and I will post a step by step as I go
I like them too- gives a nice nautical look as well.
However- I have 50 years of muscle memory with a single control for one thing. Secondly my younger adult children ages 30ish will be using boat and also were brought up on single lever controls. Looking to keep my Awlgrip looking good avoiding crash docking via kids!