Boat Throttle Controls
A boat’s mechanical controls’ smoothness and ease of use lessens fatigue and increases pilot enjoyment in driving the craft. There are several kinds of boat throttle controls, and Wholesale Marine carries them: single- and dual-function controls, throttle controls for boats that require multiple installations. Remember, the right boat throttle control will deliver maximum performance. We feature console, flush-mount, panel, binnacle, and top-mount installations. Below we’ll explain each option.
Dual-Function Boat Throttle Controls
The most popular controls used today are dual-function controls. This is due to their ease of use -they make boat handling easier. The shift and throttle controls are operated by a single lever. This facilitates shifting at a low RPM, to protect the engine’s shift mechanism. Two cables are used, one for the shift, and one for the throttle. Try Teleflex Marine’s CH7800 Series Dual Top Mount Control for maximum pilot control.
Single-Function Boat Throttle Controls
As the name suggests, a single lever performs its function one at a time. This way, boaters can either shift or throttle, but not perform both functions simultaneously. This two-lever single function model is generally used with boats with twin engines.However, both levers of one control are for the throttle while the other control levers operate the shift mechanism. A popular choice is Teleflex Marine’s CH7500 Series Top Mount Control with Lever on Right. It offers smooth handling and additional safety features.
Multiple-Station Boat Throttle Controls
Wholesale Marine recommends that for this installation, to use the control system that provides the fewest degrees of bend, as this will also provide the more efficient cable action and smooth handling.
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