So I have asked Edson to have some input on how difficult and how costly.
They were very helpful and answered my question quickly and completely
The conclusion is it is not as simple as some would like to think.
The pedestal (Edson equipment)is equipped with a side mount wheel
brake and knob on the starboard side.
The side mount single lever control housing when installed will be close enough to the pedestal to prevent me from getting my hand on the brake knob to turn it thus I will no longer have the use of the wheel
The control comes complete with a new pedestal guard. 58" high.
The new guard replaces the existing one and is 1 1/8" in diameter instead of 1" and is cut to the appropriate length on one side to support the control housing. Stainless inserts are threaded in to the top and bottom of the housing and are mated together with the new guard pipe at the factory. The lower section of pipe houses the engine
control cables coming up through the cockpit
The end result is that I will need to do away with the existing 1" pipe and reinstall all instrumentation
onto the new pipe. !!!!
This also may mean new hardware/ housings.
I may be able to use existing control cables.
for the guard /control kit is $1,010.00.
The kit includes the guard pipe, engine
control and housing, plus top plate & feet.
This doesn't include getting off the old guard and displacing instruments and reinstalling on new guard and changing the plates and hardware
for re-installing the instruments on the 1"1/8 new guard etc.. quite a lot of works and extra expenses and problems.
I'll stay with the dual...