Throttle / Shifter for 1982 Catalina 27

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  1. Phil Decker

    Phil Decker

    Joined Jun 7, 2004
    19 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The wood backing on my throttle / shifter for my 1982 Catalina 27 is disintegrating and the throttle and shifter are sticking together in operation. Does anyone sell replacement wood backing or a replacement throttle shifter?

  2. LeslieTroyer


    Joined May 20, 2016
    2,577 posts, 1,199 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    Isn’t it just plywood Covered in epoxy ??

  3. Capt jgw

    Capt jgw

    Joined Feb 8, 2014
    1,034 posts, 72 likes
    Columbia 36
    US Muskegon
    I doubt you're going to find the plywood backer as a premade part. Just make your own out of exterior plywood and coat with epoxy.
    A little lube, I like the white lithium aerosol grease, can probably get the control levers working properly. If not there are lots of different options from various manufacturers. Be aware though if you have the 5411 engine or any other that is shut down by pulling the throttle all the way back you have to stay with a two lever control. A single lever control is a lot easier to use but you would have no way to shut the engine off.

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