We have a 1969 Pearson
35 with the engine
controls (especially the throttle) deep in the bottom of the cockpit
. I nearly have to be on my knees to operate the controls and it makes manoeuvering in our congested harbour rather more exciting than it needs to be.
Does anyone have any suggestions for relocating the controls to a more convenient location.?
sells a pedestal
conversion kit which will place both engine
controls right below the binnacle and they have one version with a long-throw shift lever, suitable for our Atomic 4 transmission
. Unfortunately, they only offer it in the 4.5" pedestal
size. The pedestal on our boat is the 6" diameter size and apparently Edson
does not make the combination that we need.
I am having a longer lever for our existing shifter made and that will help with that function, but the throttle is still the main problem.
Has anybody already tackled this problem?