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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.

Thanks!
Aaron



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:



http://www.portagebaysystems.com/marine.html



http://www.fralickboats.com/index.2.accessoreies.html



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.

https://www.amazon.com/Invincible-Marine-Kill-Switch-Lanyard/dp/B00646I44I



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

https://www.boatdesigns.com/Exposed-Drum-Steering-Wheel-only/productinfo/06-122/



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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ115gX-_-M



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



https://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?OUTBOARD-OR-RUDDER-ROTARY-PULLEY-CABLE-STEERING-SYSTEM&l=0000000951



Hope this helps.



Chris Taylor

Muskoka Seaflea



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