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Re: Upgrading Yanmar / Morse/Teleflex engine controls
No, I never got further, and had no responses to the question of which connectors were needed. The immediate issue I had at the time (sticking in forward gear and needing a hard jerk to pull it back to neutral after running a while) turned out to be a simple case of dirty transmission oil that had been in there for 25 years, not wear of the Morse unit. I do have a plan of pulling the whole system - single lever control and both cables with engine connectors this winter while laid up. Taking it to a local Yanmar servicing shop should get me the correct fittings with no real bother, as well as the correct lengths of cable. Hopefully I will get to this before April, 2015, since I already bought the Teleflex unit and would like to get it installed. Side note: I expect that the Teleflex 2100 will be adjustable for friction on the throttle cable and thus will allow me to set the speed and it will stay put. My current single lever allows throttle to slowly slip back toward idle even with a makeshift restrictor added to the cable. I have read that these 3GMD's had a high force return spring that causes this on a lot of them.
I will post details when I get it one.
1985 Marshall 22 catboat