Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Throttle won't hold position!
You can add a little clamp on top of the shielded part of the cable. You do it up just the right amount to add a bit of friction to the passage of the inside cable. Too much and the cable does not move freely, too little and it slips.. Just need to play with it (tightening 1/8th or a turn at a time). I have had the problem on two boats. In one case I got a special clamp (from Edson?) at great price. In the other case basically a tiny jubilee clamp for a couple of bucks at a boat store in Antigua. Both worked.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.