Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-06-2014, 23:35   #1
Registered User
 
awab's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Italy
Boat: s&s, motorsailor, 55 feet
Posts: 94
throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

hello
I am restoring a 65 foot sailboat.
There are 2 steering stations. The old teleflex cables are shot.
Before buying new ones I wondering is there another solution. The ways from the steering station to the engineroom are approx 25-30 feet.
any payable ideas.
thx

pics from the project
https://www.flickr.com/photos/awab/
__________________

__________________
awab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 05:19   #2
Registered User
 
Greggegner's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 406
Re: throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

If you can I would change to electronic controls...
__________________

__________________
Greggegner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 05:21   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,915
Re: throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

You could go hydraulic, but that's going to be a much bigger project than just replacing the old Teleflex cables.

Edit: noticed the title says throttle and shift, but body references steering. Are you replacing just throttle and shift or steering too? If just throttle and shift I would probably stick with Teleflex, no reengineering of your system, near world wide availability, very reliable.
__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:19   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

There are several manufacturers of control cables if you have something against Teleflex/Morse. Are you looking to save money? These control cables are pretty inexpensive.

Mark
__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 07:46   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
Roy M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Southwestern Yacht Club, San Diego, CA
Boat: Searunner 40 trimaran, WILDERNESS
Posts: 3,041
Images: 4
Re: throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

These last three suggestions pretty much sum up your options and present all the pros and cons. Now, it's decision time. The only thing I can add is to consider the likelihood of failure. Mechanical (cable or hydraulic) are more dependable than electrical, if only as a result of an unrelated electrical failure.
__________________
Roy M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 08:44   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Re: throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

Modern Diesels will not work anyway if you have an electrical failure.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 09:00   #7
Senior Cruiser
 
Roy M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Southwestern Yacht Club, San Diego, CA
Boat: Searunner 40 trimaran, WILDERNESS
Posts: 3,041
Images: 4
Re: throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

I think the OP has a Sparkman and Stephens powerboat, so, while an electrical issue would bring down a lot of stuff, one might still be able to bring it back to port under purely mechanical means. That's always a consolation.
__________________
Roy M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 15:06   #8
Registered User
 
awab's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Italy
Boat: s&s, motorsailor, 55 feet
Posts: 94
Re: throttle & shift control other then teleflex?

thx for the response.

I been reading a little bit more and think I will stick with the cable solution.
The steering of the sailboat is hydraulic. Also the anchor winch and some pumps.
This cables are very long and I tought there is perhaps a better solution but then money talks.


all the best
peter
__________________

__________________
awab is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rot

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
Want To Buy: Edson throttle and shift controls SVTatia Classifieds Archive 2 25-07-2013 01:24
Throttle/Shift Controls for Yanmar 1gm10 calderp Engines and Propulsion Systems 6 06-06-2012 05:19
Installing Shift/Throttle Control Box for Outboard Motor DolphinSpirit Engines and Propulsion Systems 1 28-05-2011 18:32
Where to Buy Throttle and Shift Lever ? Garrett Engines and Propulsion Systems 5 14-05-2010 05:12



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:20.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.