Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: The Whaler GAM or General Area
  Morse control - what to do?

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   Morse control - what to do?
whalerfreak posted 02-18-2001 09:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalerfreak   Send Email to whalerfreak  
I have a 26 year old dual morse control on my Menemsha (go figure) . I'd like to still use it, especially because of where it's located, but what do I do with the other lever? Would it be dumb to hook it up the kicker? comments?....ideas?...
lhg posted 02-18-2001 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
That's probably exactly how it was used. I've seen it done before. Take a look at Cetacea page 12, and you will see same idea, although with two separate controls. Either way works, depending how much distance you want between the handles.
andygere posted 02-19-2001 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Having a Montauk with a kicker that does not have remote controls, I think having shift and throttle at the helm would be fantastic. It is no problem steering at trolling speeds using the main engine as a rudder, and throttle adjustment is ok with an extension on the tiller/twist throttle control. What is a real pain is to quickly shift in and out of gear (like when you hook up with a fish) because it requires leaning out over the transome to reach the side mounted shift lever. The dual Morse sounds like the best solution. Does anyone know if these controls are still made?
jeffjatich posted 02-19-2001 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffjatich  Send Email to jeffjatich     
the controls are still made. there is a single lever, dual function that comes with two levers for twin engine applications (MT-3 control)

Teleflex just purchased Morse Controls so who know how much longer they will be available. ??

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.