Originally Posted by boom23
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
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.