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choke cable

the darn ending connection to the choke cable failed at the point of connection. there is still a bit protruding from the cable... is there any way to 'pull' a bit extra from the shielding to reconnect, or am i just gonna need to get a new one? ive been trying to fire it by manually choking her with a dowel rod jammed down from the cockpit with one arm while hitting the ignition switch with the other hand. this set up is problematic at best and obviously an impossible long term fix. lol. also, any tips on choke cable installation would be greatly appreciated.... it feels like with choke closed the engine spring rocker should be in the 'neutral' position... ie natural spring tension and with choke wide open that same rocker should be fully astern?

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Your avatar picture makes me think that you probably ride a bicycle. The choke cable basically is the same kind of cable used on a bike to control the brakes and gears (derailer). These cables can be cut to size but you'd need the right tools to do it as you would need a perfect cut on the inner cable in order to be able to slide it back into the outer cable far enough to cut the outer cable and push the inner one back out once cut (if that makes any sense).
I'd consider removing the choke cable from the boat and bring it to a bicycle shop to see if they can help you out. With the right tools this should be easy to do.
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