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True Blue has a different model of control than what I have been dealing with. When I replaced the original one cylinder engine that had been installed by Fuji it had a wonderful dual control made by Morse with handles that were removable. It was not a knockoff but an original unit. Unfortunately I let that control go with the engine that went into another boat. That style control is no longer available. When I installed the replacement two cylinder engine I installed a single lever, 'push button for neutral', control. Another case of disimilar metals and the push button was a maintenance headache. That got replaced by an MJB control manufactured by Morse .. the dual lever design which I like. My control is in the cockpit exposed to the elements and salt water washing of the teak and our bodies. But the MJB control has mild steel components that are behind the footwell in the cockpit and, though it seldom gets wet, still rust away to what is shown in the above photo. When Teleflex purchased Morse they inherited the Morse product line, probably much to their chagrin.
And for haffiman37, that teak in the photo is 30 years old and is being replaced during my current refit. Yes, I wish I had that control I let go 25 years ago :-)
I inspected a new single lever Teleflex control the other day made of plastic which looked pretty good until I turned it over and found that same mild steel being used inside!!
"Does the song of the sea end at the shore or in the hearts of those who listen to it?" Kahlil Gibran
Last edited by yachtvalhalla; 03-23-2006 at 06:43 PM.