Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-01-2016, 21:48   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Med
Boat: FP Salina 48 / owner / evolution
Posts: 199
Secondaty shifters kit?

I have dual VP D2-55s (catamaran) with standard mechanical cable shifters at helm.

Want to add secondary shifters on the stern for convenient mooring, how do I do it?
Shall I buy the kit from Volvo Penta ($$$) or there are other suppliers of mechanical shifting?

Sailing sabbathical anyone?
SVI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2016, 13:30   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 390
Re: Secondaty shifters kit?

As you say, you can buy the Volvo Penta DS components, but they are also available from Teleflex, Morse, Uflex and others.

Another way to do it, although somewhat more expensive, is to install electronic controls. That way you can "drive by wire" from any number of control stations anywhere on the vessel without worrying about mechanical cable routing issues.
Some of these suppliers are Twin Disc, ZF, Uflex, Glendenning and many more.

DougR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2016, 18:07   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Oregon to Alaska
Boat: Wheeler Shipyard 83' ex USCG
Posts: 1,113
Re: Secondaty shifters kit?

I had Kobelt on a tug. A cable shift/throttle is mounted in the engine room and that control allows other electric shift controls be mounted where ever you want. You just run wire to the other stations. Kobelt has dealers all over the world. If you're handy, it's not hard to install.
Lepke is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Maritime Medical Kit, Oxygen Kit, 1st Responder Kit pettgroup Classifieds Archive 0 19-06-2012 08:13
ICOM M802 Self Install Kit... Radio University Marine Electronics 5 05-02-2007 04:51
ISO Sources for Ford Lehman Overhaul Kit Geoff S. Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 01-08-2005 02:19
Making a mainsail from a kit Strygaldwir Construction, Maintenance & Refit 9 22-07-2005 19:21

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:38.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.