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Old 05-21-2002, 08:24 AM
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Default Throttle Base Cracks! Help???

The plastic slotted bases around my throttle controls are all cracked around the screws. Looks like hell!!! Eliminator told me to call the manufacturer (Morse). Morse told me I had to talk to a distributor, they can't help me. The distributor acts like I'm speaking another language, and like nobody has ever heard this before- never returns my calls!!! I would like to avoid the cost of new controls since this is only cosmetic, but the appearence really bothers me. Does anyone know if these are replaceable, and are they brand specific? Most controls look the same as far as the bases are concerned. I would appreceiate any advice or suggestions. Thanks!!!!


P.S. Anyone going to be on Lake George for the weekend??
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Gaffrig makes a bezel for their controls. If it is the same size as yours, that may be an option.
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Too Old,
Do you do all your painting yourself? Seems like if someone is standing around Too long in your warehouse, They would end up getting a fresh coat of paint BTW, the throttle base looks way cool!
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The cracks didn't occur until my second season, so I don't think eliminator is going to help me. Your bases look great Too Old!! Thanks for the tip Dave I will try Gaffrig.
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What kind of paint did you use. They look great.
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I think the plates can be separated, but you'd have to FULLY dissassemble the throttle and shifter to take them off. There's the neutral safety switch and a spring that can be tricky to put back, but it's not too hard. Because the plates are such a major component, I don't think they are available separatly, so you'll either have to live with it, or replace the whole assembly. And no, the Gaffrig units would not be compatable.

Frankly, the reason that the base cracked is because it was over tightened. They're only plastic after all...
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Thanks for the information Cord. I guess I'll have to break down and replace the controls. Thanks again
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Hey Chuck, its Bo with the 25 Eliminator (purple and Yellow) we met a couple of years ago on LG. Are there any (fast) boats out yet up there? We went t o Sacandaga Saturday and it was pretty quiet. The weather must be the factor.....hopefully we'll get back up to LG and see you guys this year. Have fun, Catch ya later
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Bo, good to hear from you. I was asking Frank where you have been? He said you got some more power. Thats great. Not many boats on the lake that want to get together and RUN!!! I think I'm going to spend more time on the St. Lawremce. More nice boats and the people want to drive them, not just tie up together. Get a hold of me for any local get togethers. Thanks. Hope to see you on the water soon.
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