Are all Mercury outboard controls the same?
Fairly common. All depends on how much money you want to spend. The new Gen 2 hardware should all be backwards compatible with your engine. I personally like the Teleflex Extreme cables more than the Mercury standard cables, but they do cost more (usually).
Can you use Yamaha controls on a Mercury outboard?
You’ll need some jumper wires as the Yammy wires that operate T may be a different color than the Merc’s wires. RE: Can I use Yamaha controls on Mercury engine? You’ll need some jumper wires as the Yammy wires that operate T may be a different color than the Merc’s wires.
Are Mercury throttle and shift cables the same?
It’s the same cable for throttle as well as shifting so select 2 if you need to change both.
Why does my boat shift hard?
Hard outboard shifting is a result of a gear case issue, a stuck shift shaft, a broken shift mechanism, a faulty control cable, or an issue found in the control box at the helm. There are many different causes of a hard shifting outboard or other shifting problems.
Are Mercury and Yamaha controls interchangeable?
Sure you can. We have a Merc / Yamaha (Merc-aha) 225 4-stroke on our harbor boat with Merc controls / guages. Merc came up with an adaptor for the merc controls / wiring to plug into the Yamaha.
How long can a boat motor sit without running?
One of the most commonly-asked questions we get is, “Is it okay if my boat isn’t running for a while in Fort Lauderdale, FL?” The answer is yes—but you have to do some maintenance beforehand. As long as it’s well maintained before going into storage, a boat can sit for a few months, a few years or even a few decades.
Are outboard throttle cables universal?
Replacement throttle control cables are generally an OEM or 3300/33C Universal type.
Can I put my outboard in gear out of water?
There is no difference putting the motor in gear at idle in or out of the water. The prop shaft will actually spin the prop with less initial resistance than if the prop was in the water.
Why do some boats have two throttle controls?
Dual-function mechanical controls are the most popular type of control in use today because they make boat handling easy. Both shift and throttle are operated by a single lever in a very instinctive action. Shifting is quick and can only be done at low rpm, which protects the engine’s shift mechanism.
How do you rev a Mercury outboard in neutral?
Place the shifter in the neutral position, in the middle of the shifter range, and you’ll feel a detent when you shift to it. In-Gear Release Button. By pressing the in-gear release button, the operator can increase the throttle without shifting into gear, allowing the engine to rev in neutral.
Will Mercury controls work on a Yamaha outboard?
Can I use Yamaha controls on a Mercury outboard?
RE: Can I use Yamaha controls on Mercury engine? You’ll need some jumper wires as the Yammy wires that operate T may be a different color than the Merc’s wires.
What RPM should I run my boat at?
Most mechanics and engineers suggest the best cruising speeds are achieved at 3400 and 3800 rpm respectively.