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New Throttle...opinions?

I have a pretty old fashioned and a bit tired throttle on the boat. I have been looking at options and I really like the Spinlock ATCU throttle...can use a standard winch handle, removable for when its not in use at dock or even when sailing as not to get lines wrapped around it. Here are pics of the old and proposed new. Anyone ever do this? Also it says its for the Teleflex system...how do I know what I have?

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Re: New Throttle...opinions?

I like the new ones.. being able to remove the handle easily avoids a lot of sheet snarls and catches in the cockpit, esp on the smaller boats.

Morse/teleflex seem to be one company now.. I found an 'old discontinued' MV2 that looks much like yours.... The cable connections are fairly generic, so it will come down to how well it fits in the existing hole in the sidewall.

http://www.tnorrismarine.co.uk/morse.php

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Re: New Throttle...opinions?

If I were thinking about replacing my boat's throttle I would seriously consider a single-lever binnacle control. And, I would find a way to mount it on my steering pedestal or another convenient location that would allow me to steer the boat, shift from forward to reverse and accelerate without reaching all over the place. This type of control has been used on powerboats for two decades, but the sailing industry continues to stick to archaic engine systems.

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I have a tiller not a wheel so no steering pedestal.

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Re: New Throttle...opinions?

There is a wide variety of quality out there in throttles. Your old Morse unit is not great quality but they get the job done (I have the same one on my boat). If I was upgrading, I would seriously consider a Kobelt. I installed one of these in another boat and it is so much better than the Morse units. They even sell their own low friction cables which also have a lot less slop.

I do like the idea of a removable handle.
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Re: New Throttle...opinions?

Kobelt is the Audi/Benz/Cadillac/etc for controls, made in Canada eh! This model Kobelt Manufacturing is likely what you are looking for, but doesn't look like it has removable handle. Nice thing about most single levers is you can usually mount them for foot access in a pinch. You'll definitely see the difference right away.
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