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mattyboy
07-14-2012, 04:36 PM
a big shout out to the designer of this cluster****, :eek::yes::shocking::screwy: so i figure now that I have to split the deck from the hull to change a cable might has well do a whole resto ????? WTF :censored:
:splat:

seriously a real POS

Scott Pearson
07-14-2012, 05:45 PM
Just RELAX....stop your bitching and get it done!

Do you want me to come up this week? Let me know...I have time.

Conquistador_del_mar
07-14-2012, 06:35 PM
I guess cutting an access hole is out of the question? It sure makes it easy for future service work. You could cover it with a flush mount cover plate or a deck access plate. Bill

maddad
07-14-2012, 07:23 PM
Reach in there with your digital camera on macro and get a good look at what you're taking apart.

Carl C
07-14-2012, 07:39 PM
lol, step back..take some deep breaths..:wrench:

Ralph Savarese
07-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Do the reach around we have all done it!

mattyboy
07-24-2012, 07:53 AM
finally got the shift cable off, :censored: almost sawed off my arm on the raw glass edges where the foot rest meets the dash. now is search for a 10 foot teleflex morse 33c cable

Kirbyvv
07-24-2012, 01:00 PM
You need to find a tall skinny kid with long arms.

mike o
07-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Ya what Kirby said. Some kid on the lake, give him a free clam dinner from the shack.:beer:


:kingme:

mattyboy
07-26-2012, 11:16 AM
finally got it with a little help from Marie, got the cable and connector in without removing the lever a PITA but removing the lever would have lead to a much bigger PITA and a how do you retrieve the lever from under the deck thread ;)

the newer u flex cable works much better
another water test coming shortly

SanDogDewey
09-20-2012, 10:41 PM
Where did you source your cable from? Is there a standard PN for them? Mine was binding today, but I got it loose enough to shift the boat when I got home.

Ralph Savarese
09-21-2012, 07:51 AM
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You can get the cable Right from a local marine supplier. Spend the few extra bucks and buy the extreeme cable they will last a lot longer and work smoother. They are all made by Teleflex now you need threaded at both ends You just need to know the length . It is usually stamped on the cable case

SanDogDewey
09-21-2012, 10:44 AM
[ QUOTE=mattyboy]finally got it with a little help from Marie, got the cable and connector in without removing the lever a PITA but removing the lever would have lead to a much bigger PITA and a how do you retrieve the lever from under the deck thread

the newer u flex cable works much better
another water test coming shortly[/QUOTE]

I was messing with mine yesterday. Dropped the bolt and keeper which holds the lever arm to the shifter a few times. Got real good at fishing parts out with a coat hanger. I contorted myself into positions I never knew I could but it came down to two basic ones. On my stomach with the left hand reaching down the side of the hull, head jammed against the side. On my back with right arm riding on the fiberglass edge. Longer reach with the left hand method.

...and I though working on aircraft was bad!

Jonesyfxr
08-18-2017, 07:11 PM
I'm new to the Donzi world and just acquired a 79 18 2+3. I am debating on replacing the cable as well, just don't know if I can fit my 6'3"frame up in there!!

Carl C
08-18-2017, 09:12 PM
I'm new to the Donzi world and just acquired a 79 18 2+3. I am debating on replacing the cable as well, just don't know if I can fit my 6'3"frame up in there!!

Send the kid ...

Jonesyfxr
08-18-2017, 09:16 PM
He wouldn't know what to do!!! LOL

Kenny n.
08-19-2017, 11:15 PM
I had to change both on my 18 2+3. I used the lay on my back method. I used a long knife and sliced the foam until I was able to pull the control box forward and out. Also went with 33 supreme cables.

Jonesyfxr
08-25-2017, 09:24 PM
Are there any diagrams of the Morse shifter out there?

I can't seem to find anything.