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Throttle lever on steering column
Many Edson pedestals have a set screw in the form of a hex bolt that threads through the throttle shaft boss on the engine control cylinder. This screw provides tension on the white bushing that the throttle shaft passes through. If your engine control assembly doesn''t have one of these friction bolts, you can either drill and tap the housing and install one (1/4"-20 would be adequate) or simply put a stainless steel "bulldog" wire rope clamp around the outside of the cable down at the engine. You can adjust tension on the cable by tightening down the nuts on the clamp. Also, if you boat is a Pacific Seacraft, it is likely and Edson pedestal.