Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SW Michigan
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
single handle control
Is there a Single Handle (side mount) Control available for these A4's. Similar to the "modern" outboard speed boat controls that engage the tranny in forward and control the throttle when pushing forward and engage in reverse and speed up throttle when pushed aft.
I have to do this going forward and reverse quick while trying to land a 32' 12,000 lbs vessel with a 6 to 7 knt, running river broadside. My little two bladed prop on my 30 hp Universal doesn't stop the boat and the two handle/lever takes a lot of time moving back and forth if you only have seconds to get it right.
Never had that problem with the twin screw old Chris-Craft as I could run her in fast and gave full throttle reverse to brake her for a soft landing, but he sail boat is different.
Where to get a single control and can it work?