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276RE: [j4x-owners-group] engine control at Edson pedestal

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  • Conrad Deeter
    Sep 7, 2010

      Where is the friction screw… on the handle or on the cables or on the transmission? 


      Thanks, by the way I saw you in the Queen’s Cup this year.  Good race.  I was racing on another boat in a different class. 




      From: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William Stellin
      Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:38 AM
      To: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [j4x-owners-group] engine control at Edson pedestal



      Try loosening the friction screw. 


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      On Sep 7, 2010, at 2:57 AM, "Conrad Deeter" <cdsail@...> wrote:


      I have a 2000 J42 and the single handle control on the pedestal is very stiff in moving through the motions of forward, neutral and reverse.  As a result relatively quick engagement of either forward of reverse causes a jolt because the engine is starting to rev before the transmission engages.  If the handle is moved slowly the transmission engages and no problem. 


      It seems I have two problems:


      • The mechanism is very stiff – I took off the compass and could view the mechanism and it seemed to move properly but very stiff
      • The engagement of the transmission either needs adjustment on the cable or it is the mechanism that is the problem


      Anyone have a similar problem?  Is so what was your fix?


      Thanks for your help again



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