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Old 06-08-2011, 10:05 AM
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Ok, so I have been looking at some pretty oldshool boats to purchase and have noticed that a lot of them have these type of controls. you know, the single lever for each engine that controls throttle and fwd/rev. Well, some of these boats seem to certainly have enough power to get air born and I was wondering if there is a trick to getting on and off the throttles without going into neutral or rev? Just not pulling back all the way seems a bit dangerous.

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It is really never necessary to pull all the way back to idle when you fly. In fact it is to be avoided as much as leaving at WOT. And normally the detent to get from in gear to neutral is pretty strong, unless the shifter assembly is trashed. So basically if you are in control and the system is in decent shape you should be fine.
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Thanks for the education.
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Get one of these and you will be solid.
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No problem, all that said, you will really love separate throttles and shifters when you upgrade
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Anachry thanks for the link but i was referring to boats that have dual throttles but they control both throttle and fwd/rev. You know the old school throttles you see that usually have a red or black nob at the top.

Ted G. Thanks i did actually think that you get all the way off the throttles. It makes sense though since you are trying to match rpms and its not like the boat is stopped when the drives enter the water so you wouldn't want to be at that low of rpm. I have read some threads on throttling but nobody ever really mentioned that. the boat i have currently it is a none issue since i would be terrified to slam a alpha drive. Anyway thanks
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You mean like these As Ted mentioned earlier they are no problem to throttle.

I have had twin zero efforts for about 5 years that I plan on installing but I can't seem to justify buying the 4 plastic cable ends for $43ea. I will probably make some this summer and install them. Can't wait for the new throttles!
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I have those controls on my boat. Too many times in docking situations, with dual levers per motor, you see people try to take the boat out of reverse and hit the throttle by mistake. Alot of damage and injuries and embarrassment. I prefer 1 lever per motor. As far as accidently pulling back too far when going air-borne, I don't really see that happening. That would be pretty tough to do, but I'm sure their have been people that have done it. My 2 cents worth, I hope it helps
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i have exactly what you're talking about.

1 throttle/selector stick per engine.

I have never had a boat where the transmission selectors and throttle are separated, but I love the way mine is setup. Its very easy to use.
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Rookie. yes those are what i'm talking about. Thanks everyone for the info. May have been kind of a dumb question but i was just curioius.

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