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Old 02-04-2002, 03:03 PM
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Ok, the boat has morse controls but no way to trim the drive. I've seen the trim switches which clamp over the throttle, but I'm not real fond of the apperance. My question is what other methods are there to trim the drive? What's your favorite? Don't forget to include links.
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how about the trim switches that mount on the steering wheel?
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I did use the clamp on kind from Eddy Marine and was happy with it, you could use a rocker switch like a trim tab switch.

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I had the one on the steering wheel. I didn't like it. I kept hitting the buton the wrong way. It would be ok if you only drove in a straight line. They make one now that looks like a turn signal arm. I like the looks of that one. I saw it advertised in Hotboat.
I switched back to the rocker switch on the dash. I mounted just in front of my throttle. I just move my hand foreward to hit it. No more down instead of up.
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Wally-I contacted GT marine for some more info on their system, but it's still on it's way. Thought that was a pretty good solution, until I saw Payton's post.

Never having steered a boat with full hydraulic steering, I'm assuming the wheel will never be pointed in the same direction-so the stalk type of control that Payton was talking about wouldn't work. Anybody want to confirm that?

I'm currently thinking of some sort of floor mounted switch.
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I like the trim in the wheel on my Fountain, but it did take some getting used to. It has two buttons on each spoke instead of a rocker switch.
The Donzi had a switch in the powershifter and that was even better. (Would be similar to having a switch built into your Morse controls.)
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Mine has a set of dual buttons on each of the 3 'dune buggy' steering wheel spokes. That 6 buttons! Always within reach that way.
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US1 Fountain, that makes more sense.
Cord, I think the setup on the arms would mount below the seering wheel, maybe to the bezel. It would stay in the same place. I think there was one on each side.

You are right with full hydraulic seering your steering wheel will never be back in the same place.

What kind of boat did you get?
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US1-if I had the switches on the wheel, I'd proably do it that way. However, are you able to instantly, naturally (without looking) find the switch?
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Cord, I would have to say that I do look at the wheel. Kinda like reaching for the throttles. A glance and your there. Just became one of those things that you do without actually thinking about.
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