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joem posted 07-07-2001 10:00 AM ET (US)   Profile for joem   Send Email to joem  
I don't know if anyone cares but i just found out that I have a Sakonnet not a nauset i was e-mailed back from Chuck Bennett. My question is my throttle is sometimes hard to engage the mechanic told me it was fine that it didn't need to be replaced. But is their any way to loosen it up it feel sometimes I am going to break it off the center consule to engage forward.

Also on the original pictures were those Mahagany Battery boxes on the gunnel.


A Li Volsi posted 07-08-2001 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for A Li Volsi  Send Email to A Li Volsi     
If u r referring to the boxes hanging off the rails-they are lockable fishing rod boxes.
Bigshot posted 07-08-2001 06:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Disconnect throttle cable at engine. If it is still tight, your cable is going. If it is lose, your linkage is binding somewhere on the motor, etc.
SWarren posted 07-09-2001 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
Dont know what type of motor you have but it sound like your shift shaft is corroded and needs to be cleaned and the seals replaced. If it is an omc it is a fairly common problem so I have heard form my mechanic.
joem posted 07-09-2001 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for joem  Send Email to joem     
I have a 1984-85 merc 90 horse. I have brought it to the local dealer he said that their was nothing wrong with it and it did seem better when I got the boat back from the shop. I took it out the other day and the problem occured again you have to really force the control to engage it also seems I have 2 speeds slow or fast it very hard to find a medium speed!!! I really have to play with the throttle. Is this normal for an older control.
Bigshot posted 07-10-2001 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Joem, what did I tell Ya. A 86 inline should shift like butter. It is your cable(repplace both cause the other will go soon). To double check, do what I said.
lhg posted 07-10-2001 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I have the same engines on my 18 Outrage. The throttle and shift cables work very easily. I would install a new set of cables, and be sure you have Merc's instructions for installing the cables properly. If throttle cable is not done correctly, SHIFT cable will bind. Buy Teleflex cables, or Mercury's own brand. Can't believe a Dealer couldn't figure this one out for you. If none of this works, engine control unit is bad, or engine needs work.

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