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Old 07-07-2012
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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.
Back in the water in Grenada - with new main and #2 and cockpit canvas (Santa came early). Will spend the winter and early spring in the Caribbean and then head to Bermuda and the northeast US. Still trying to decide if we will bring the boat to Canada, either in 2015 or 2016.
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