Fly by wire

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by Steve W, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    Does anyone make fly by wire (for want of a better term) controls for not only throttle but also gearshift for smaller outboards, say 9.9hp to 25hp ? I did a little searching and all the talk is about bigger motors. I know there are very reasonable priced aftermarket controls for throttle only like Trollmaster but I'm not finding anything with gearshift control.

    Steve.
     
  2. jorgepease
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  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    The controls can run any size engine. However, they cost too much to make it worth installing in a small engine.
     
  4. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    Thanks guys, I do remember now having seen that Seastar unit advertised a few years ago, I will look into what it costs through work, I know we have installed Seastar hydraulic steering in the past. I agree Gonzo, probably spendy for a small motor but it would sure open up installation options for retractable outboards on sailing cats or twin outboards on a folding powercat design.
     

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    I can see the advantages on a sailing cat. I was thinking of a smaller skiff or dinghy.
     
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