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Specialties pedestal on 1978 catalina 30 questions

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  1. mrreg

    mrreg

    Joined Jun 16, 2014
    10 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Alameda, CA
    My 1978 C30 has a Specialties pedestal installed. In reviewing the old installation manual it noted that their was a need to install a bell crank at the atomic 4 engine side of the shift cable and throttle to create the proper shift direction of the levers at the helm. Does anyone have a diagram of how to accommodate this change at the engine side of the cable attachments?
    Thanks for any help.
    Russ Grant "Granted...At Last"
    ps note: I do have my pedestal marked for ease of shifting in it's current configuration

    russgrant43@gmail.com
     

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  2. weekendrken

    weekendrken

    Joined May 7, 2011
    105 posts, 13 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman
    Might try posting the Q?. over on the MoyerMarine Atomic 4 website?
     


  3. mrreg

    mrreg

    Joined Jun 16, 2014
    10 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Alameda, CA
    Thanks. Great suggestion.
    Thanks,

    Russ
     


  4. RoyS

    RoyS

    Joined Jun 3, 2012
    430 posts, 151 likes
    Hunter 33
    US Bay Pointe, Quincy
    My prior boat had the shifter backwards, as yours is. My next boat has the shift correct but the throttle reversed. In a panic situation I get very confused. Would be nice to have a properly oriented single lever shift/throttle control instead. I think the lewmar device will fit your pedestal.
     


  5. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,049 posts, 976 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    I upgraded the handle assembly from Edson and the cable was suddenly backwards. A bellcrank made from a nice piece of brass accommodated the reversal, and now the whole thing works as labeled. The part fits over top of the existing mount on the transmission and extends the arm to the opposite side. The cable end mounting plate simply flipped to the other side, the mounting bolt lined up quite nicely, suggesting it was reversible.
     


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  6. mrreg

    mrreg

    Joined Jun 16, 2014
    10 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Alameda, CA
    Thanks for the response. Do you have a photo that shows that installation?
    Russ
     


  7. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,049 posts, 976 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    I don't. The boat is under two feet of snow in storage.
    All I did was measure the bellcrank, made a new one that literally duplicated the existing one and extended it out the other side by the same dimensions. There were existing holes, in the factory one, so I used these as pilot holes to bolt the new one to. The new one is something like 3/16 higher than the factory one, and the cable was adjusted accordingly. The length of the throw is no different, just "backwards".
     


  8. mrreg

    mrreg

    Joined Jun 16, 2014
    10 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Alameda, CA
    I'm here in Alameda...SF Bay area...no snow...just rain....then a bit of blue sky to go fiddle with the boat...and sail too.
    Thanks for the input.
    RG
     



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