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Engine throttle control

Installed a steering pedestal on my Pacific Seacraft Orion, nice new throttle and gear controls hooked up to the engine, a little Yanmar 2QM15. (replaced original tiller set-up) Ripped out the original Morse throttle and gear control mechanism c/w cables.
Now I finally understand what that little clamp was on the old throttle cable. I assume that it was squeezing the inner to create friction to prevent the spring on the engine from pulling the throttle back closed all the time.
Anyone got a better way of doing this as this seems to be such a counter-productive thing to do to brand new low friction cables!
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You can try and install a spring pulling the opposite direction. I did that with limited success and eventually ended up splitting a small piece of hose over the cable and using a hose clamp to adjust the friction. It's not ideal but has been working for 4 years. I understand your frustration with the design!!!!!
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