Problem: During the 2009 boating
season, my Oday 27 sailboat ran into a snag. The engine
controls, for throttle and shift were seemingly sticky, not operating smooth into gear
and the throttle wasn't working well. It felt like it was tight. (the red lever -forward/neutral/reverse and the black lever for throttle)
The dual levers seemed to always want to move together, instead of seperate and independently. Amid trying to remove the cover and trying to unstick the dual engine
control handles, the center bolt sheared off. Now i can't get it back together without removing the entire interior
pieces and somehow pop out the center bolt and replace it.
Plus, the engine controls frame which is mounted under the starboard cockpit
seatee, seems to have always moved back and forth when i used the throttle or putting the Atomic 4 engine into gear
Question: Can i replace this system with a single
lever engine control ? and what single
lever, side mounted dual control engine control be best suited for a sailboat?