Dual helm stations, dual control heads for dual engines

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by Scrumble, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Scrumble
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    Scrumble Oram 46'C MS Builder

    I am building a motor/sailing cat, with inboard diesels. The helm locations are at 11m and 4.5m from each engine and the engines are greater than 6m apart (all by cable route).
    I wish to have one dual lever control head at each helm and have not dealt with bowden controls in a dual station system before.
    My searches for information about how the different brand types of exchangers/transfers/dual station units work in a system has only come up with high level schematics.
    I suppose drawings will be available once I purchase a unit or four but this may mean a choice not suitable for the spaces I have available.
    I would greatly appreciate some information or direction to a net source I have not been able to find.
     
  2. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    go electric
    (cable systems are disappearing)

    or Morse Twin SR would be the most common dual entry duel control in the world if you want 4 levers ( never give problems)
    Single lever dual station are problematic as you need a slave box to disconnect the other station automatically..always gives problems and can cause you to loose control of gear and throttle.
    http://www.teleflexmarine.com/library/instructionmanuals/SR Twin Control Manual.pdf
     
  3. Scrumble
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    Scrumble Oram 46'C MS Builder

    Thank you, powerabout for the link, its an excellent start.
     
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