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Old 27-06-2010, 13:46   #1
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Sailboat Controllers

Any suggestions for diesel engine / transmission controllers? The single lever controller would be a nice upgrade, however, the diesel engine is shut down by starving the fuel supply (pulling the throttle all the way out!). ARe there other ways to shut down a diesel engine w/o an electric fuel pump? Thanks for the ideas!
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Old 27-06-2010, 15:03   #2
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it would help a lot if you told us what engine you have
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Old 27-06-2010, 15:24   #3
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Sorry...too much sun on the brain today
Univer 5411, diesel, 2 cylinder, 12HP, no electric fuel pump....
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Univer 5411, diesel, 2 cylinder, 12HP, no electric fuel pump....
5411's are not long for this world. Wait until you repower
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Old 27-06-2010, 17:15   #5
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Teleflex is good

I installed this unit when I repowered over the winter this year.

Teleflex Morse - Single Lever Side Mount Sail Boat Engine Control, CH2


Works great, I can shift and throttle with my foot when docking keeping my hands free. Low profile and there is a kit available for a removable handle when not in use. Pretty good deal at $150us. As far as your shut down, a seperate push/pull cable is often standard though now many engines come with a momentary push button that operates a solenoid to shut down. Hope this helps.

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Huh - but the Teleflex is the regular thing, isn't it.

I think the OP looking for 3in1 unit - stop cable incorporated. (?)

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Old 28-06-2010, 08:59   #7
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Thanks for the response, and Can a separate utility cable be used to shut down the 5411? The throttle cable is connected to the CH2100 controller, where would the "shut-down" utility cable be connected on the 5411? Am i trying to re-invent the wheel again!?
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I haven't seen such a beast, and I suspect that's for a good reason. Normally you would "finish" using a boat diesel by dropping into neutral and then letting the engine idle for a few minutes--never simply shutting it down.
That accomplishes a couple of things. It gives you time to shut down the electronics before the spike gets thrown by the alternator shutting down, and it allows the engine to cool down and throw fresh (cooler) oil around internally. And it allows the blower (if you have one) to cool down the enginge compartment some.
Having one control? Handy, but you still need a totally separate and redundant way to kill the engine--even if your throttle or transmission cable has jammed, as they eventually do. This could be one case where "less is more" just wouldn't apply.
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Old 28-06-2010, 18:30   #9
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Any side-mounted, dual lever controllers for sale? I am coming full circle with this quest, and will post the parts i need to rebuild the Morse controller that was installed on the boat, or if there is a compact design, i.e. Morse "CS" controller available in someone's garage, shed or basement, let me know. Thanks for help.
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