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Old 28-03-2010, 20:05   #1
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Homeade Shifter Assemblies

Has anyone experimented with making your own shifter assemblies for outboards? I currently have a Yamaha F9.9. I really think the remote control shifters for those things are about as ugly as they get and I don't relish cutting holes in my cockpit. Here is my idea. Get a couple of small lawn mower shifter assemblies and run the cable up the bottom of the tiller, and mount the throttle and shifter on the end of the tiller in a neat unobtrusive way. Has anyone experimented with this at all? I would love to see some photos of people's ideas etc.

Also does anyone know if Yamaha makes an optional high output alternator for their smaller outboards? I would love something higher than 6amps . Maybe I will get a Yanmar
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Perhaps it’s just my failure of imagination, but this sounds like a particularly bad “cobble”; which I’d expect to perform very poorly, and look like crap.
I’d certainly be pleased to see some photos that prove me wrong!

BTW: “Boats.net” is pretty good with Parts diagrams & lists
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I think you made it really neat it would look a lot better that one of those big clunky shifters. Imagine one of these down by your feet
MCLANE & CRAFTSMAN REEL TIFF MOWER THROTTLE CABLE 1013B
or one of these alongside your tiller handle
MCLANE & CRAFTSMAN REEL TIFF MOWER THROTTLE CABLE 1013B
I think those are a lot nicer than...
Amazon.com: Yamaha Outboard 703 Premium Side Mount Remote Control: Sports & Outdoors
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