Flying Bridge Restoration

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:11 pm

Dual VHF Marine Radio Antennas installed today.
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 am

12 volt fly bridge panel assembled. Cutting and drilling the "Line" side copper buss bars today. More to come...
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:58 pm

Little by little...
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:12 pm

Little things keep me happy! My new synchronizer gauge showed up on my doorstep today and I wasted no time installing it, more to come on my fly bridge restoration...
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby honestcharlie56 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:29 pm

Always a pleasure to see your work.

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby Busia » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:55 pm

Looks like you have both throttles together and both shifters together. ( assuming the red handles are throttles ) Did it come that way? I am use to shifter and throttle for each engine being together. i.e. The left and right gas in the center, and left shifter on the far left and right shifter on the far right of the quadrant.
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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby Fastjeff » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:18 am

Actually, that's a superior way to arrange the throttles and shifters. Less chance of making a mistake that way, and it makes syncing the engines easier.

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Re: Flying Bridge Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:45 am

My fly bridge controls came arranged this way when I purchased my boat and I am assuming it came this way from the factory with the shifters paired together and the throttles paired together separate from each other, shifters (black) on the Port and throttles (red) on the Starboard. My lower helm in the salon is configured the same. In my restoration of my fly bridge I took both control units (shifter and throttle) to the shop for bench top servicing. On the bench I completely disassembled the units and cleaned them thoroughly and used white lithium grease on reassembly, the action is very smooth now. I purchased new red and black knobs because they were severely faded and chalky from years of UV exposure. Bought them here: RED: https://www.marinepartssource.com/catal ... x+knob+red BLACK: https://www.marinepartssource.com/catal ... lack+uflex The internals of both the shifter and throttles of these UFlex units are identical and can be arranged to accept either a throttle cable or a shifter cable, you just need to move the drag pads for the throttles, the detent balls/springs for the shifters and the colored knobs (red = throttles, black = shifters) accordingly depending on how you personally want to set up your helm controls. Once you arrange the internals of the units to suit your preference they get mounted back into the helm station and cables attached. This arrangement is my personal preference but its good to know they can be configured anyway you like.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge
Twin Crusader 350's
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee