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DaveBMusik

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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2018, 08:22:41 PM »

Dave,
Yes, that is correct. You tighten the clamp around the wire sheath just enough to create more friction between the inside wire and the sheath. It might take a few 1/8th turns to get it just right. I had that setup on my C36 for probably 12-14 of the 18 years I owned it, and there were no problems. I think it was actually Will Keene, owner of Edson, who suggested that fix for the slipping throttle. Also, no need to spend the extra $$ for SS clamps. Any hardware store variety will do. There's really no exposure to salt water in that spot on the engine.

Thanks! Being an avid bicyclist, that is just so contrary  :)
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2018, 12:58:57 PM »

Looks like we all have had this issue.  Years ago I put on a cable clamp,as suggested, a slight tighten, and it has solved the throttle slip ever since. Cheap, easy fix, just don't over tighten the nuts.
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2020, 03:39:25 PM »

Hi all,
Any updates to this fix? I have the slipping throttle issue and don't want to make a safety issue but I guess if done gently....

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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2020, 01:31:57 AM »

I used this fix on my last boat with a Edson pedestal that did not have the adjustment bolt on the throttle. The only solution was the rope trick or using the cable clamp, I went with the clamp and never had any issues. Seems too "simple" to actually work...but it does.
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2020, 05:27:05 AM »

I have the same problem.  Use a velcro strap.  This winter I ordered a package of new ones from Amazon.  They are "Reusable Cinch Straps" with the logo of of Envisioned.  Work great.  For my boat they need to be 10'' long.
Paul
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2020, 06:05:22 AM »

Just make sure you're not (or anyone else has been) lubricating the Delron bushing that the throttle handle goes through into the pedestal. This bushing can be replaced if it's been contaminated by lubricant. I think I had used all of the other suggestions too, tape, clamp, bungee.

Craig
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2020, 08:18:52 AM »

Quote

using the cable clamp, I went with the clamp and never had any issues. Seems too "simple" to actually work...but it does.


Donít overthink this - a little tension, you donít need to try to crush the assembly to death.
Harbor Freight carries the low-cost wire rope clips (in stainless!) Twofer 2.99.
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-1-4-quarter-inch-wire-rope-clips-93891.html

Easier to adjust if need be than disassembling the binnacle.

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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2020, 01:30:01 PM »

Thanks. Is 1/4" best sizing? I saw someone else mention 1/8" somewhere earlier in this thread. It'll just save me time as I haven't looked at the throttle cable yet...

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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2020, 08:26:21 PM »

I doubt 1/8Ē would fit the cable sheath.  Itís probably more like 3/16Ē OD, so the 1/4Ē should work nicely.
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2020, 05:53:40 AM »

I've been following this thread, want to add my 2 cents, yes I've had to use rubber bands for a temporary fix. I keep some on board.  But I don't find removing the compass and using the adjusting bolt to be all that much work and by then it's time to lube the bearings and chain. It usually lasts a couple of seasons or more.  As a former motorcycle guy, just don't like the idea of crushing a cable, even a little.
I wouldn't criticize anyone for using the clamp. Your boat your choice. I only want to suggest, try the adjustment as designed first.
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2020, 09:35:19 AM »

Thanks all.

Hi Jim,
I'm also a biker/ auto racer, etc. and agree with your thoughts but, at these rpm's, a little less concerned than turning 6,000+  :shock:

I'll try the proper fix but suspect the clamp may be a reasonable mod.

Cheers.
 
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2020, 05:31:08 PM »

I ended up using a cable clamp. Cheap, easy, perfect.
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Re: Throttle Tension Slipping
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2020, 09:40:00 AM »

I ended up using a cable clamp. Cheap, easy, perfect.
Yes, worked for me as well.  :clap
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