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    Enormous Member Platinum Member 242LS's Avatar
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    Throttle Hitting?

    Does anyone else's throttles touch your drive/trim controls at WOT?


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    Platinum Member Platinum Member SKRAMER's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 242LS View Post
    Does anyone else's throttles touch your drive/trim controls at WOT?

    Mine did. I turned them around.

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    My Lathems don't. They're awfully close, but they don't touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CigDaze View Post
    My Lathems don't. They're awfully close, but they don't touch.
    Now that I think about it. It was my knuckles that would hit the trim buttons not the throttles.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member CigDaze's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKRAMER View Post
    Now that I think about it. It was my knuckles that would hit the trim buttons not the throttles.
    That's exactly right. When I'm that far into it, I move my hands down to the throttle posts rather than the knobs on top. I actually prefer it that way in rough water as it's easier to respond to throttling needs with less arm motion, and I feel I get better precision that way. It's all in the wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKRAMER View Post
    Now that I think about it. It was my knuckles that would hit the trim buttons not the throttles.
    Ditto.
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    Figured out why mine has an issue...

    Sunday, I was having fun pounding through 4 footers and adjusted the drive trim to around "3" at about 50mph. Next thing I know, the boat starts freaking out - bouncing around. I look down and saw the port drive trim was buried! It wouldn't respond when I tried to bring it back in. Backed off the throttles to get control. The circuit breaker tripped as the switch stuck.

    Tonight, I went to pull the switch and figure out why it stuck. There is a 1/3 inch spacer behind the trim switch plate, which explains why my throttles hit it. I noticed it was added to keep the switches from hitting the trim indicator cables right behind it. It must have been done by Lip Ship when they redid the dash (&more) in 2000.

    Time for heads up indicators so I can use the trim indicator space to flush mount my Garmin....


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