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Hunter 31 question - throttle friction lock

Our 84' Hunter 31 has a tendency to go to idle if we hit a hard wave. And by going to idle I mean the throttle lever physically falls back to the upright (idle) position. In rough seas you have to hold the throttle in position.

Is there a friction adjust in the throttle head or is this a down below in the engine spaces adjustment?

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If there's no adjustment at either end it's relatively easy to make your own..

Take a short piece of rubber hose the right size, slit it lengthwise and slip it over the transition from cable sheath to the moving part. Then, using two small hose clamps, clamp one end tight to the outer sheath, and apply just enough pressure on the sliding end clamp to add the required resistance to the throttle movement.

You can do this at which ever end has the better access.

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Bunjee

I use a bunjee to hold the throttle in place, I wrap it around the throttle to the SS handles. It works great for about 2 years when the bunjee disintegrates, although I might try the hose idea.
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If it's an Edson Pedestal there is a throttle friction adjustment screw under the compass.
http://www.edsonmarine.com/support/P...ntrolInstr.PDF

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Capttb, thanks for the tip. I also use a small bungee to keep the throttle in place. I will lift the compass next time I am on the boat.

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i have heard hunter will recommend a small rubber door stop, the wedge kind if you call them. I have seen it done, it does work and can be yanked out quick.
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You can add friction to the cable by fitting a small cable (wire rope) clamp over the jacketed section of the cable at an accessable location. Tighten the clamp gently until you have the required degree of friction at the throttle.
On a pedestal system the best access is usually at the engine end, with a cockpit wall mounted throttle, you can usually get access through an adjacent locker.

I've tried to load a simple sketch (.jpeg, 500 x 500) - which would have made the principle clear but the technology has defeated me.

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