My previous post mentioned the difficulty of approaching a mooring buoy. One of the easier ways to do this procedure is to use remote controls. Outboard motor control cables fitted near the helm will aid this process considerably. If you have an outboard engine fitted to the stern of you boat, you would benefit from remote controls.

Outboard motor control cables can be bought either new or second hand in our store. Every manufacturer has their own design of cable controls. So it is important that you buy the correct version for your outboard. Once fitted to your vessel, they are fairly easy to maintain. Light oiling or application of grease with make the controls move smoothly.

Being able to control your boat from one position makes life a lot easier, especially approaching a mooring. Having been in the position of not having remote controls, I have found myself facing the opposite direction while adjusting the controls on the outboard. I know it is a difficult and even dangerous activity. So why not fit remote controls to your outboard?

A great place to find outboard motor control cables for a good price, is ebay. Check out what’s on sale here.

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