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Where Can I Find New Steering and Throttle Hardware?
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:11:52 PM »
On 2019-07-12 10:11, Aaron Treloar wrote:

Hi, Guys.  I live in Michigan and am preparing to build my first sea flea - the Mini Max.

I am interested in using a throttle and steering wheel on the final product but I am having trouble identify the correct parts - maybe I am just not calling them by the correct name!

Do you have any recommendations for a "safety" throttle - basically a throttle that only works if my hand is telling it to?  If I get thrown from the boat for some reason I don't want it zipping into the sunset without me!

Also, for the steering assembly - What is the round part called that attaches the steering cables to the steering wheel?  Looks like a silver metal puck.


Hi Aaron,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you...I'm at the cottage right now getting ready for Fleafest and things have been a bit crazy.   What you are looking for is a "dead-mans" throttle.  These are used primarily on racing hydro's  where the driver might be thrown from the cockpit during a race.  Once their hand releases from the throttle, the spring on the handle pulls back and the motor stops.  The "standard" is a "Keller" brand......they have been used since the late 40's.

Here are a few links:

We have known Rick Fralick for a number of years....based out of Picton, Ontario near Kingston.....

The other option is to install a "kill switch" on the dash of your seaflea.   This is attached to the ignition of the motor.   There is a tether attached to your PFD...when you go overboard, the tether pulls from the kill switch and the motor stops.

The steering "drum" is what you are looking for.  These are used with cable and pulley systems.  There are two basic types.....surface mount......

and under the dash....have a look at a short video I made.....

Here is a link to a British site that sells the "old school" systems new..

Hope this helps.

Chris Taylor

Muskoka Seaflea

The Muskoka Seaflea Web Guys - Chris Taylor - Andrew Taylor - Rob Renton