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post #2 of Old 07-07-2012
killarney_sailor
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Re: Throttle cable releasing back to idle

i think the cable brake is the way to go. I have had them on a couple of boats and they have worked very well. On the current boat I have the Morse type you mention and other than a ridiculous price for such a simple thing it does the trick.On an earlier boat I used a generic saddle clamp and it seemed just as good. You tighten these clamps only enough to produce a little bit of friction inside the cable so no damage is done. It is just trial and error to get the right amount and is easier with two people.

Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.
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