|Step 1: Remove motor cowl and disconnect the throttle cable from
throttle arm and anchor trunion. Then pull it into the boat bilge.
I do not remove it from the boat. It saves a lot of labor and it's
there if ever needed too.
(So I will not cover removing it from the control box.)
Step 2: Put the old cable in an out of the way area and secure it with
tie. (Make sure that the end can still move with control box)
|| Photo #1 - Shows original cable left in
Step 3: Run new cable down thru hull and out to motor. Be
careful as all the wires and cables run in the same area. Make
sure that the new cable doesn't snag on a wire and disconnect anything.
Step 4: Sit hot foot in its desired location. It has to be as
shown in the picture. MAKE SURE that this spot is "safe" for
screws. Once you are sure, mark all the screw holes for drilling.
|| Photo #2 - Make sure that the spot that
you pick is
"safe" to drill.
Step 5: Drill the holes. (I put a piece of electrical tape on the
drill bit for a depth gauge - 1/2") Don't go too deep!!
Step 6: Mount the hot foot to the cable. It comes with instructions for
|| Photo #3 -
Indicates the cable hook up to the hotfoot.
Step 7: Sit hot foot back in its spot and put silicone on each screw and
screw it to the floor. Put in all screws before you tighten any.
The silicone is very important! It seals the screws and also helps
Step 8: It's time to connect the new cable to the motor. You will have
to turn the trunion to length for fit.
|| Photo #4 - Connecting to the motor.
Indicates the wide
open throttle stop.
Step 9: This step is a lot easier with help. With your hand,
push down on hot foot pedal to wide open throttle. Have a helper
check for WOT. The throttle arm has to come up against the stop
for wide open. If it doesn't,
(chances are that it won't), down behind the pedal is the pedal stop
Loosen the locking nut and then turn the bolt in to give you more pedal
travel. Another way to gain travel is by moving the 2
bolts that hold the side plate on. (The cable is anchored to this.)
|| Photo #5 - Shows
the cable trunion mount,
pedal stop & WOT, and the pedal return
Step 10: Once you have it so the
pedal will give it WOT and that's all, with no extra load on it, tighten
the stop bolt in place against the pedal.
Recheck it. Push pedal all the way to stop and check linkage at
motor for wide open throttle with it only against the stop with no
Step 11: Time to set the idle return
spring and pedal stop. You have to have enough return to ALWAYS bring it
back to idle! So, first screw the pedal stop bolt out to the pedal
if it isn't already. Then the spring is adjusted with the 2 nuts
on the spring eye bolt. You want it to have enough tension to
return to idle every time!
Check this several times. IF it doesn't return to IDLE RPM, gear
housing damage can/will happen when put into gear. SO MAKE SURE!!
Step 12: Once you are sure that it
is set up correctly then go back and recheck that all bolts/nuts are
tight and locked.
Final Note: Periodically lubricate
all the pivot points to keep it working nice and smooth. Also
recheck the idle return to make sure it's still in adjustment.
You know why!