Author Topic: remote for sunday cat outboard  (Read 111 times)

Offline lockwoods

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remote for sunday cat outboard
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:45:51 AM »
I single hand -- and the location of the outboard makes single handed docking (throttle and clucth control) almost impossible -- since you have to be leaning over the transom and can't handle lines at same time?

I suppose there is no solution other than remote controls (I have 5hp merc 4-stoke, manual start)

Appreciate any insights

Offline Finbar Beagle

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Re: remote for sunday cat outboard
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 11:37:14 AM »
When I approach slip. I put motor in neutral and glide the last few feet. Either I grab piling from stern, or use extended boat hook to grab dock from standing in cockpit next to cabin..  Key is slow, control, and practice.

If it is new dock, I will run lines from bow already ready to deploy from cockpit.

At some point, single handing, you will need to leave the motor.

How is you dock configured, and what is typical wind/current/tide, pattern?
« Last Edit: September 03, 2017, 11:40:16 AM by Finbar Beagle »
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Offline rogerschwake

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Re: remote for sunday cat outboard
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 11:30:23 AM »
  Not a easy fix, but putting a motor well in the cockpit would be one fix. I have looked at a few boats our size that have there engines in a well in the cockpit, looks like a good idea to me. Now if I could just find someone to make this change for me for little or nothing it would be a great idea. I'm just not into big projects any more, they seem to get started and never finished. And another thing is the summers are to short already where I live. Just another good idea that will never get done.


Offline Tom L.

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Re: remote for sunday cat outboard
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 12:41:13 PM »
I don't know if it would work but some outboards have the throttle and gear shift on the handle, You might check that out.

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