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Old 16-01-2013, 13:45   #46
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Re: Lagoon 450 and Helia 44 Comparison

Originally Posted by boom23 View Post
Lagoon4us, Thank you. I can't wait to start cruising!

On my ex-power boat (twin engines and bow thruster) I installed the YachtMaster remote control and I found it invaluable. I could single hand the boat under almost every conditions. I also had cockpit controls but I rarely used them.

Unfortunately, a YachtController-like control will not be effective on a Cat because it does not have throttle control. It can only put the engine IN/OUT of gear and turn ON/OFF the thrusters. While this is effective on a boat with large props that can push the boat at idle, it will not do much on a small prop sailboat. You should see me trying to dock the Lagoon for the first time...

I wish I could find a smaller version of the Ultraflex electronic controls that I could use with a long cable. I assume you have the factory installed electronic controls too.

I am waiting for your impression of your cockpit installed controls. They will certainly help with visibility.

I enjoy trying to improve things due to my computer engineering background...
Ok yer we will have all functions throttle/gears and thrust at a pedestal within 1 metre of the aft port cleat.

Whilst we are using the standard 'Teleflex' cables etc, i believe you can buy (expensive) an eletronic 'Teleflex' system.

I've started a thread that will cover all our mod's (quite extensive) however right now we are back in Australia buying the bits that we just cannot get over there.


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Old 16-01-2013, 20:12   #47
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Re: Lagoon 450 and Helia 44 Comparison

Lagoon4us, check out the Glendinning remote control. It is wired and it has throttle control. If it could work with the Yanmar controls...

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