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Throttle control cable

I just replaced my throttle control cable - this after an interesting landing in which my throttle came loose in my hands as I was about to turn off the fairway and into my dock. The old cable had seized and the screw attaching the throttle handle sheared. Thank Vice GripsŪ for a quick and effective solution!

Anyway, my new control cable runs too smoothly (from one extreme to another). It doesn't 'stick' at a setting. When released the throttle backs off to just above idle.

Are there any suggestions as to how to increase the resistance in the cable? I was told that this will happen over time and, for the time being tie off the throttle at the desire setting with a bungee etc. I can see this working, but I was hoping for a more permanent solution.

Thanks in advance.

1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay

Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman
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