Long time reader and first time poster-
I have a Ganley Solution yacht with a 100 hp Ford diesel
. Leaving from the wharf recently- just having had the engine
serviced and all looking really good- and suddenly I had no gears. A panicked rush to get ropes back on again later and a quick look under the engine control panel
and I realised that a cast wheel
piece on the gear
side of the controls had broken in half!
Long story short after taking it all to pieces I identified the controller as a Morse MT3 from pictures on the net- ( there was no name or identifying marks on the controller itself). The broken piece was a shift gear
1- I canít seem to get a piece to replace the broken part which means I have to replace the entire unit.
2 - from what I can see the unit is designed as a dual control- for a two engine set up- however my set up which I prefer- has the gear forward and back on one side and the throttle control on the other side.
I hope this makes sense.
I looked for a replacement unit- very expensive here in New Zealand
and found some at a good price
on the internet
however they are advertised on EBay as Morse Teleflex MT3 Replacement units-
Does this mean they are not genuine units?
If so has anyone had experience of using them and are they worth buying- or is it better to bite the bullet and buy the horrendously more expensive unit?
Or is there a way around this I have not thought of- I donít want to change the set up to have gears and throttle on the one lever- because I tend to single
hand and my helming position is interesting -but thatís a whole different story for another day.
Thanks in advance for any replies.