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Old 25-11-2014, 20:53   #1
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Outboard shift lever modification

Figured I'd share this modification I made this weekend to my outboard incase anyone was interested.

I drive my outboard with my right hand while sitting on the port side and when docking it becomes very awkward to shift from forward to neutral or reverse quickly and smoothly so I dreamt up this shifter extension. The parts are stuff I had laying around my garage. The bar stock is from a caulking gun that I heated and bent to shape, the flat bar is from the locking system on my tool box, the round bar and flat bar are connected by a cheap battery terminal kit I riveted together, and lastly the handle is the stock pistol grip from my AK 47. I then primed and painted it in a gloss black metallic flake to make it pretty
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Old 26-11-2014, 06:52   #2
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Very cool idea. Consider it stolen!
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Old 26-11-2014, 07:28   #3
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Oh man... Sweet...

And the bonus is that you can take your NRA security sticker off the companionway hatch boards... !
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you can take your NRA security sticker off the companionway hatch boards... !
NO NO NO, that would be the highest offense of sacrilege my good man
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Methinks this is a sneaky way of getting past the "no guns" rule. AK-47 ? seriously ?
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NO NO NO, that would be the highest offense of sacrilege my good man
Fair enough...

Just glad you had the good sense not to use a toilet plunger handle... This thread would disappear into the black hole of censorship...
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Methinks this is a sneaky way of getting past the "no guns" rule. AK-47 ? seriously ?
Seriously.

I was trying to figure out what to use for a handle and was toying with everything from a screw driver handle to the handle from the caulking gun I cannibalized. My concern was they would look cheap. That's when I remembered I had extra gun parts laying around from upgrades I had done and Voila the first ak47 inspired outboard
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Fair enough...

Just glad you had the good sense not to use a toilet plunger handle... This thread would disappear into the black hole of censorship...
That's why I like you Happy. You just never stop poking the bear
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CF's version of the Biblical "swords into ploughshares" Ooops, religion is out, as well
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