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Old 02-06-2002, 12:03 AM
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Cord,

You sure we’re talkin’ about the same thing? That link I posted is for a footrest with trim switches in it. One switch is for up and one is for down. No throttle. The only danger I can see is not paying attention when running at speed and either over trimming the drive (boom) or dropping it in big water (stuff).

I’m not endorsing the thing (E-Z Trim) I just found it an interesting place where trim switches can be located.

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Old 02-06-2002, 12:29 AM
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"US1 Fountain" I'm with you , I like em on the spokes,did you see "Wild Life" 35' Fountain on the Ohio River run,I put 6 off-on switches [2 on each spoke of the wheel] .I like the feel,most of the time the boat is headed stright, you have one hand on the throttle,one on the wheel and works great. Doug
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Old 02-06-2002, 12:59 AM
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Cord, If you go to my website www.sharkeymarine.com and click on the Classified section, scroll down to the Dash on my 13 footer. Look close at the wheel. TELEFLEX makes a nice trim switch now that is like a turn signal in a car. I use the dual switch, one on the left and one on the right. One trims: up&down, other trims: in&out. It mounts on the helm cover plate behind the wheel. It is stationary so you don't have to go looking for the switches.
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I had foot rest trim on a gambler a few years ago,and loved it. But it was not a stand up, not sure how that would be.
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Old 02-06-2002, 08:09 AM
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Sharrky, will that mount to any steering column? Or only to Teleflex? The way their ad reads it seems to only mount the their stuff.
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Cord, I'm going to give these guys a call today. I think this might be able to be adapted to my helm.

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I tried the Teleflex ones in my buddies Hustler and I did not like them. Just my opinion guys don't kill me for it
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Payton-insptech has the dual system and is looking to deal. Give him a jingle and capitalize on my indecision.

Sharkey/Dixie Doug-my dealer is recommending the controls in the wheel. Are you able to instantly find the switch, or do you have to momentarily hunt for it? I ask because, if you are throttling with your right, and steering with your left, you would need to let go and reclock your hand for the switch.

The floor mounted trim switches are nice, especially because this is a sit down boat. I just wonder how much of a risk there is of stabbing the wrong button.
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Cord My buddy has the Land and Sea one on his Seabold and I love it. I only drive the boat every once in a while on weekends and I have never made a mistake with it. I am a little slower with it at first but after a few passes you get to be fine with it.

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Old 02-06-2002, 09:37 AM
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Contact BLUEWATER MARINE in
Oceanside Calif.
760-721-1951 Bill
They have a number of designs
or can custom build ones for
you.
Tell em Mike J. told you to call.
 

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