First post for me
I recently purchased a 1985 model Hallberg Rassy
42E. I don't know if it was the previous owner, or whether they shipped this way, but at 8 inches the engine
control lever is about 2 inches too long. The control lever is mounted on a pedestal
directly to the right of the binnacle and in front of the helm
When putting the engine
in reverse the lever pokes into the plane of the steering wheel
. This makes reversing a bit dangerous since turning the wheel
to starboard would cause the spokes to knock the throttle down and give you an unexpected burst of thrust, and turning to port will kill the thrust by knocking the lever up towards neutral position.
The solution seems simple: Get a shorter, 6" version of the engine control lever. However perusing the various online chandleries and websites for parts
makers like Vetus and Edson
does not turn up anything "exactly" like what I think I need.
So if any kind soul has experience with the single-control-lever onboard the old Hallberg Rassys I'd be most obliged for any advice you can give me.
SV Andiamo II