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Old 04-01-2011, 05:27   #1
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Single Lever Engine Controls

Getting a new boat in next week or so that has single lever control. I've always had dual lever for the speed and transmission. On the single lever how/can you increase engine speed for charging etc without putting the engine in gear?
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depends on the control. Some have a push button, some you pull the handle out. This disengages the trans shifting and allows throttle only movement.
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Getting a new boat in next week or so that has single lever control. I've always had dual lever for the speed and transmission. On the single lever how/can you increase engine speed for charging etc without putting the engine in gear?
A small button at the fulcrum disengages the transmission cam.
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Hi Don, dont know what engine/throttle control you have, mine is Volvo, push a button in on the handle pivot/fulcrum dis-engages the transmission, and allows the lever to be pushed ahead to increases the RPM. When the handle is returned to the neutral position, the button is released.
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Thanks all. Guess this would have been apparent when I went to do it. Of course that's a 2 hour round trip to go look at.
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My Yanmar controls have a single shift lever with a red button on the center of the hub of the lever. To throttle up while keeping the transmission in neutral, I push the button in while moving the throttle forward.

To be honest, the whole mechanism is plastic and flimsy and I dont like it...so I keep a spare on board of the whole assembly in case something breaks.
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On our Morse control you pull the lever out away from the hub to disengge the trans. it's a nice control- trouble free.
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Anyone know of a replacement for the old two handled Morse control (the one with a long removable black knobbed lever for the shift and the short red knobbed lever for the throttle? I cant fix mine and cant find any..
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Battery charging with engine out of gear

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On the single lever how/can you increase engine speed for charging etc without putting the engine in gear?
Don,
I think that you should not run your engine for some time if out of gear, because this will glaze the cylinders and remove their capability to retain a film of oil. If you need to charge the battery at the dock or on the hook, I would recommend that you put the engine in reverse gear.

There has been a thread on this subject sometime ago but I can't find it.

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Don,

svHyLyte was correct for your new boat, if it's still in the original configuration. You'll find a button at the fulcrum of the control.
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To be honest, the whole mechanism is plastic and flimsy and I dont like it...so I keep a spare on board of the whole assembly in case something breaks.
Yes! Mine fell apart during a beercan race. We never found the rubber cap that kept the actual button in place. Replaced it with duct tape, and haven't ever gotten a new rubber cap. Why bother replacing duct tape with an original part that doesn't do the job as well as the tape?
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gorilla tape lasts a lil longer. besides whenye go to find parts--there aint none.. to tape, baling wire and the other race car fixit tools and parts work jist fine n dandy. mine on formosa is cute-- even bread bag twist ties..eeps... my ericson is good tho-- all origin al paRTS.... not yet corroded, even....yes i am in process of changing out the fastenerwannabes in my formosa steering.. isnt so scary anymore..LOL
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