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The shifter cable is corroded at the end by the transmission.

What is involved in replacing it?
How do I figure out what part I need?

Is it reasonable to change the whole thing to a single lever throttle, shifter control? If so any advice?

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Dave, have you tried removing the cable and cleaning it with some sort of crud removing solvent? Might save you a bundle over a single lever binnacle control.Shift cables are not cheap, at least the last one I purchased wasn't - about $210. Mine was too far gone to clean and lube.

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Dave, have you tried removing the cable and cleaning it with some sort of crud removing solvent? Might save you a bundle over a single lever binnacle control.Shift cables are not cheap, at least the last one I purchased wasn't - about $210. Mine was too far gone to clean and lube.

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Wow, did not know they were that expensive. Their is a lot of corrosion at the end I'm worried about.

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The shifter cable is corroded at the end by the transmission.

What is involved in replacing it?
How do I figure out what part I need?

Is it reasonable to change the whole thing to a single lever throttle, shifter control? If so any advice?
I can't imagine a shifter cable costing much more that $100 dollars, probably closer to $40.

I can tell you from experience, backing out of a tight marina and the shifter cable breaks as you try to get her out of reverse is rather exciting.

I suggest that while you are in there snaking things up, down around and about you also replace the throttle cable. One less thing to worry about in the future.

Can't comment on modifications to single handle.

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Re: Ericsson 32

Rob, it depends upon the cable. My throttle cable was about $25 and was no different than the throttle cable on my lawn tractor. However, my shift cable was quite heavy, had special ends for the gearcase lever connector and another weird fitting for the shift handle connection. I think the cable was special made for an A4 system.

Single lever binnacle controls can be very costly. The less expensive ones begin at about $200 and go up from there, depending on your needs.

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Re: Ericsson 32

I would recommend that you ask your questions at the Ericson owners' site.
EricsonYachts.org: The Starting Point on Ericson Yachts!

This subject comes up regularly...
Heck, I had to replace those on my '88 model boat.

IIRC, the most difficult part is getting to the cable inside the binnacle.

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Re: Ericsson 32

The gear cable is not one you want to replace when it finally breaks. In the overall scheme of things, they are cheap and easy. If you want to change to single lever( and I think they are so much easier, especially for dual engines) find a suitable unit and then buy the cables for it. The gear box has to be the kind that will accept a Red Line type cable. Clunky manual gears may not like the limited arc and small muscle. For panel mount (not up the pedestal) I really like the old Grey Marine single lever. In junk stores everywhere and so robust they have outlasted every boat they were installed in.
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Re: Ericsson 32

The good news for me is that the CO finally got the yard to dig into it and they are replacing both cables.

So I am off the hook.

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Re: Ericsson 32

Loren's right about the EY website, surprised you haven't found that yet.

A friend wrote this a few years ago when someone on our C34 forum asked about saingle levers:

Actually Tony I prefer the dual levers. Coming down the fairway I set the rpms to 1000, cycle between F, N, R as needed. If additional thrust is needed apply a burst of throttle then back to 1000. With very little practice you can get very close to 1000 by ear not needing to look at the tach.

Sometimes current/wind will require a higher speed to get into the slip. The nice thing about the pre set spring line is that it will snug you against the finger pier as it stops forward movement, preventing smashing the bow into the dock

I've used the single lever on dockmate's Hunter with a conventional prop and dual single levers on saildrives on a chartered cat and felt like they were much more work. In my limited experience, once the shift mechanism get a worn, it is very hard to find N. Idle reverse, N, idle forward, all seem to be in the same position/detent. On the chartered cat, I physically had to pull the levers out to the neutral fast idle position to ensure the drives were disengaged.

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