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steelhead5 posted 04-16-2015 12:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for steelhead5   Send Email to steelhead5  
Last August I bought CW member David Risney's 1979 22 Revenge with a Johnson 225-HP four-cycle engine. I currently still own my 1980 Montauk 17 with a Suzuki four-cycle engine. On the REVENGE, I just finished re-doing all the teak, and re-wiring. The boat was heavily wired with lamp cord. I took [the REVENGE 22] for its first sea trial last Friday.

The c.2004 Bombardier throttle controls on the REVENGE I found somewhat unsatisfactory. I really only got any response from the controller on acceleration when it was pushed to about 3/4 to full, and most of the response in the last 1/8 to full of the controller. Is this to be expected? The Morse controls on my Montauk seemed to be smoother, and more responsive than these. Before I take this controller apart, I wanted to make sure I had realistic expectations. It did shift properly from neutral to reverse and forward, but I did not really have to push the release button to get out of neutral. All help appreciated.

saumon posted 04-16-2015 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for saumon  Send Email to saumon     
The remote control consist of two cables: the shifting cable and throttle cable. Your shifting cable seems to be working fine but your throttle cable may have some slack. It's usually adjusted on the engine end, by first unscrewing a jam nut and then making the proper adjustment to tighten it. There's specific adjustment instructions for each engine, found in their respective service manuals. It's not uncommon for cable to extend a bit and become loose over time.
jimh posted 04-18-2015 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The remote throttle and shift controls that came with my 1992 Evinrude engine were excellent. They were the best mechanical controls I had ever used with an outboard engine. I would expect that the c.2004 version would continue that sort of feel and response.

As SAUMON mentions, there is a great deal of variation in installations and adjustment. I recommend you investigate the installation more closely.

You can get a copy of the Pre-rigging and Installation Guide from Evinrude. This should include information on adjusting the mechanical linkages. I don't see a rigging guide for your specific model and year, but here is a link to one for newer engines: s1=d59ac813-c132-4f22-a341-d108ba36026e

I think you may find the section on CONTROL CABLE INSTALLATION may be helpful. See page 53 of the document. It may give you some general ideas about the mechanical adjustments available.

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