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Old 05-02-2017
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Default About to order new throttle and shift cable, but first a question

I am about to order a throttle and shift cable for my boat. I have a brand new control box for it (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) I have measured the boat the way shown in the video from teleflex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylNNEcf2vNY And with that being said, I have come up with a 17 foot cable length. My boat is a Sidewinder lopro clone (Tahiti) with the control box in it's original location to the left of the driver, mounted to the side of the front seat. I have laid out a rope in the same route in which the cable will be routed. It seems they may be a bit long. What do you all think? The boat is a 16 foot with a Mercury 100 outboard. I should note that I am changing the control box and cable location to what is stated above because the boat was kind of thrown together sloppily when I bought it. So I am not going off of an existing layout to measure.
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Default Re: About to order new throttle and shift cable, but first a question

I am confused, maybe a couple of pic would help. Sidewider's, Tahiti's and the other clone I have seen the driver seat is to the right of the boat and the control box mounted to the Right Side Gunwale.



It seems to me that the location you are planning the lever could get kicked, bumped rather easily.

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Default Re: About to order new throttle and shift cable, but first a question

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I am confused, maybe a couple of pic would help. Sidewider's, Tahiti's and the other clone I have seen the driver seat is to the right of the boat and the control box mounted to the Right Side Gunwale.



It seems to me that the location you are planning the lever could get kicked, bumped rather easily.

Karsten

I will try and get a few good pics. My boat doesn't have the windshield. The only option I have to mount it on that side is like the picture. Mounted in to the fiberglass. The boat is a bit too pristine for that imo. Let me take a few pics. I'm sure it would help.
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Default Re: About to order new throttle and shift cable, but first a question

Here are a few pics. In the first you will see circled in blue is where the old control box was mounted. There was not enough room there and I'm not interested in going back to that. In red you will see where I could mount it but do not want to because the gel coat is really in too good of shape imo. The other two pics show originally where the throttle/shift control box was mounted and the opening on the side of the seat where the cables and wires were originally routed. This is what I am going back to.
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Default Re: About to order new throttle and shift cable, but first a question

I would think you need a smaller box mounted on the Gunwale as what you have planned id going to be way backwards. Drive with your right, throttle with you left and trim I suppose with your little finger.

Glastron cut a notch into the seat to use this style box (where your Blue Line is) on the CVX16.

Karsten
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Default Re: About to order new throttle and shift cable, but first a question

Yes it will be an adjustment but I think it will be fine. Does the throttle cable length sound appropriate for a 16 foot boat?
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Yes it will be an adjustment but I think it will be fine. Does the throttle cable length sound appropriate for a 16 foot boat?
This evening I'll check my length on my 18SS. I know the cables that I have are too long. LOL
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