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Teleflex ProTrim steering mount switches
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posted 01-23-2011 06:50 PM ET (US)
Has anyone had any experience with the Teleflex Pro Trim steering wheel mount trim switches as seen here: http://www.teleflexmarine.com/products/controls-and-cables/ mechanical-single-action/pro-trim-international-only/
While deciding where to mount a jackplate control switch and my Merc binnacle mounted trim switch acting up, I was thinking about perhaps replacing my aging binnacle throttle shift for something like a Teleflex-Morse MT3 then going with the dual steering mount Pro Trim switches for both trim and jackplate control.
posted 01-23-2011 09:12 PM ET (US)
This is a nothing more than a trim switch mounted on the steering helm with the wires ran in side the hub to hide them. This is an item that is more of a personnel preference than anything else. I think if you were racing a boat you would want the trim/tilt button on the wheel so you could have both hands on the wheel. The only down side to this that I can see is if you are turning you will not be able to trim or tilt until you straighten out your wheel. All of the spokes on your wheel we be in your way. If you go with the Morse Control and the dual set up your switches will be out of the way under the wheel. Like I said I have not heard anything bad about them, I know they make one for salt water either a single or dual set up. This is an item that is totally up to the owner and what he wants. I would just make sure about running the wires if you have a Hydraulic helm, may have to run the wires on the outside of the helm....Good luck
posted 01-24-2011 04:05 AM ET (US)
We have one fitted for tilt and trim, it required the construction of a custom stainless steel bracket onto which the Protrim fits but we can use it whilst turning. I think it is an excellent addition especially at high speed.
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