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muffbro

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ID please
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:07:58 am »
Anyone recognize this type /  throttle shifter combo??
 
Sunday, the pull pin that allows it to go into 'neutral' would not release and of course I was in reverse   :mad:.

 I took it apart out on the lake and pulled the housing off the rail to try and get it to work. the plate that holds the cables to the shifter box was a little loose I tightened it, and after a few minutes I finally got it to release. there were no MFG markings I could see on it.

any suggestions re: maintenance??  there was no corrosion to speak of but I did not try and pull the handle off the box to get inside it.... I will be pulling it this week to have a look / see.   
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SoCalPSD

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 06:24:16 am »
Alot of guys eventually ditch that thing for a foot throttle and regular fwd/rev shifter. Every so often ill see one pop up on Craigslist but other than that I don't know much about them. The only advise I can give is start pulling it apart, carefully checking and lubing everything as you go. Depending how it goes It maybe time to make the switch
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 11:59:06 am »
IMHO You can't properly control a jet boat without separate throttle and shifter - preferably a foot throttle. If you reaaly are stuck on replacing your hand unit check out Jamestowndistributors.com your unit is a generic combo throttle and shift, just like on an IO.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 12:37:26 pm »
Oh yeah, and the added bonus of a foot throttle (assuming you don't use a hand set stop) is it acts somewhat like a dead-man switch - if you get tossed out your boat goes to idle instead of continuing on at 50mph without you.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 01:53:41 pm »
IMHO You can't properly control a jet boat without separate throttle and shifter - preferably a foot throttle. If you reaaly are stuck on replacing your hand unit check out Jamestowndistributors.com your unit is a generic combo throttle and shift, just like on an IO.

Gotta disagree on that one. I had a 21 mini day closed bow that was a total cruiser and loved having that. Almost like having cruise control. Never drove it to the point where I would get tossed. My last boat did have a foot throttle but was a little more low profile.  For a bigger cruiser I don't think there is anything wrong with the combo in the right boat. Just my .02
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 01:58:38 pm »
Gotta disagree on that one. I had a 21 mini day closed bow that was a total cruiser and loved having that. Almost like having cruise control. Never drove it to the point where I would get tossed. My last boat did have a foot throttle but was a little more low profile.  For a bigger cruiser I don't think there is anything wrong with the combo in the right boat. Just my .02

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 02:01:03 pm »
Do you still have the boat? O0

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 02:06:11 pm »
Don't try landing on the Klamath, often the powerful current is going one way, and the powerful wind the other - I steer as much with punches of throttle as I do with the wheel. Not to mention running the rapids... Just my 2cents also. :-)
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 02:27:29 pm »
THough in all fairness it is a matter of personal taste, and skill. Also depends on where you use your boat - we don't have a straight stretch of river over a couple of hundred yards, lots of submerged rocks and trees that move every year, powerful currents, shoals, rapids etc... If you boat in a straight line across a lake you probably aren't going to hit anything and get tossed out.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 03:08:21 pm »
THough in all fairness it is a matter of personal taste, and skill. Also depends on where you use your boat - we don't have a straight stretch of river over a couple of hundred yards, lots of submerged rocks and trees that move every year, powerful currents, shoals, rapids etc... If you boat in a straight line across a lake you probably aren't going to hit anything and get tossed out.


Only lakes where I live now.... its 1600 miles to the River..... no currents etc. where I boat.......  I am quite skilled at using the combo - docking / loading etc... and at the first 1/3 of the throttle, it will "back down" of I pull my hand off it, and it only stay's on when pushed past that point.  I like it, and it keeps the front of the entry to the bow clear to stow gear ice chest/etc. etc. and an open place to chill .  I have a small vinyl covered foam "mat" the kids can snooze-rest on. I also do not push the boat where I might fling myself out of it. :o...  the GF would uhhhhh frown on that. ;)

 
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