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Re: new outboard




Bob,

As with many newer outboards, my 1997 Merc 6.0 has the shifter integrated
into the throttle control in the outboard tiller handle.  Centered it is in
neutral with slight indent, rotating the handle clockwise engages forward
and counterclockwise engages reverse.  Very easy to shift and ease the
throttle while viewing forward and managiing the tiller into moorage.

The 6.0 easily pushes me over 5 knots
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Schimmel" <bschimme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: new outboard


> Bob Spencer wrote:
>
> > Just a bit of feedback on the question I asked earlier about the
> > appropriate size outboard for my SJ23. We decided on a Nissan 5.0 hp
> > 4-stroke, standard shaft length, high thrust prop. We haven't used it
much,
> > so far, but are confident it will do the job for us. The SJ23 seems an
> > easily driven boat, and our new motor pushes it right along at 25%
power,
> > which we are limited to for the first 20 hours of the break-in period.
> >
> > I had also asked earlier about a replacement motor mount pad. I made one
of
> > some special plywood bonded with resin for hard outside conditions, and
it
> > came out very well. I also finished it with a two-part resin, and time
will
> > tell how that will work out.
> >
> > The new motor is half the weight of our 9.9 hp Murcery 4-stroke which it
> > replaces, and it's a real delight to handle. Raising and lowering it is
a
> > snap compared to the other motor. It's also easy to tilt, although, most
of
> > the time, it can be raised high enough to make tilting unnecessary.
> >
> > Now, my next question...has anyone rigged an extension for the gearshift
on
> > their outboard? I'm thinking of a brass rod fixed to the shifting lever
> > with a swivel joint, extended forward and through a loose fitting on the
> > stern rail post. It would have to be rigged so that the motor can be
raised
> > an lowered with it in place, and so as to put the end of the rod, with a
> > nice knob, easily at hand for the person handling the motor. It would,
> > hopfully, prevent having to lunge over the stern rail to shift to
neutral
> > or reverse as the boat is entering the slip. Any thoughts about this
> > problem would be appreciated.
> >
> > Bob
> >
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> Hi Gang;
>
> With regard to Bob's request for a remote shifter, I'm also looking for a
> design for which I don't have to hang over the transom to adjust the
throttle
> or the shifter. I consider looking backward while the boat is moving
forward
> just a wee bit on the stupid side, especially when entering a tight area
like a
> marina.
> The design I see as being acceptable is one where the throttle and shifter
> controls are somewhere in the cockpit.  What I haven't figured out is how
to
> connect it to an engine that is not designed to accept it, like a Merc 7.5
HP.
> However, I would like to see a design that is generic so it could fit any
> outboard that could hang on the back of an SJ23. Why just solve my
problem!
>
> Best Regards
>
> Bob Schimmel
> (Always stay curious)
>
>
>
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