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Howdy all...Having some issues with my throttle lever, I cant seem to feather the speed out of it and it seems tight (actually I was backing  my boat out of my boat well, in reverse then once I cleared the dock I put the control in the neutral setting ready to go forward,but the control locked in the neutral position. I couldn't go forward or in reverse. boy did that suck  and I had a heavy west wind on top of this, I was getting blown into some very expensive boats in the well across from me) I had the marina install a new throttle cable before all this happened hoping it would ease the throttle a bit, but everything seems to be the same as it was. I was thinking about getting a new throttle (Sea star xtream series single lever duel function control) and cable.  I have a 24' trophy hard top with a side mount throttle control 5.0 I/O....Any input would be Greatly Appreciated  thx

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Raven, on some throttle/shift you can remove cover and there is a set screw that can be adjusted for ease of movement. I would contact the person that installed the cable they should know.

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Thanks I will definitely check that out. If that doesn’t work my next step was to take it back to the marina. This all happened when I was taking my boat out for winter storage of course. Lol

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Sometime steering and throttle cables will tighten up over winter if old and you might need to replace the cable.

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Thanks EdB  I will probably replace the cables as soon as winter breaks

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