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Which Throttle Cable for a 1980 Ericson 30+?

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I am looking to replace the throttle cable on my pedestal steering, 1980 ericson 30+. I believe the pedestal is a Merriman Yacht Systems. If I had to guess the run is at least 12 feet. Any idea which throttle cable to buy? If it is possible to buy it then use the existing one to thread the new that would be preferable, as the run goes behind a waterheater and the fuel tank.

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Re: Which Throttle Cable for a 1980 Ericson 30+?

Hopefully someone will have an exact answer for you and your boat. If not, you might have to do what I plan to do with our Pearson: attach a strong messenger line to the old, pull it out leaving the messenger in place, take the old cable down to West Marine, and get a good match. Then use the messenger line to help thread the new one in. If you don't have a source nearby, at least you'll know the exact length and other specs when ordering online.

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Re: Which Throttle Cable for a 1980 Ericson 30+?

More than likely Teleflex (black)/Morse (red) 33C series cables as they were industry wide. Their newer product will be new & improved for another 30+ years of troublefree use. Once you access, near end of cable there should be numbers/letters in the plastic outer sleeve. As for length, your owner's manual might have it, or arf145's advise - measure and order on line or take to nearest retailer. Fork/eye fittings should be reusable. Go here - 2010 Teleflex PDF Catalog - Page 195 of 250
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Re: Which Throttle Cable for a 1980 Ericson 30+?

You might want to post your question on the Ericson Yacht Owners site: EY.o Welcome Page Lots of great info and knowledgable people there.
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Re: Which Throttle Cable for a 1980 Ericson 30+?

arf145, if I fail to ID it in place that is great advice. Thanks.

rugosa, it is red, so likely the Morse 33C. I'll check the numbers on the cable sleeve when I am back down at the boat. Friday probably. It looks like the pictures of the Morse on line, so I am hopeful that is it. Thanks for the lead.

imiloa, I did, no bites yet.

Thanks all, very helpful. Should be enough to run with. I'll follow up when I get the exact spec for the record.
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Re: Which Throttle Cable for a 1980 Ericson 30+?

Just to close this out I used a standard 13 ft length Teleflex Morse 3300 Series style cable, mfg. part # CC17213. I could have gotten away with an 11 foot.

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Re: Which Throttle Cable for a 1980 Ericson 30+?

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Just to close this out I used a standard 13 ft length Teleflex Morse 3300 Series style cable, mfg. part # CC17213. I could have gotten away with an 11 foot.

Again thanks for all the help.
It is very nice when folks come back and report on what they did and give exact part numbers and sizes etc.
Very helpful thanks.
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