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Frances...
Frances...

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:49pm

Post Subject: Throttle

The throttle handle on our narrowboat has a button in the middle so as to put the gear into neutral. This button seems to be stuck, as I canât press it in. I havenât investigated as yet but am wondering if it will be a straightforward repair. The throttle works in forward and reverse gear so I can move the boat. Also should I see to this urgently or will it be OK to travel for a couple of days till I get to my home mooring? Thanks Fran

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:35pm

Post Subject: Throttle

If you can live without revving the engine in neutral (for battery charing or water heating)) there is no urgency to sort this out. Try wobbling the lever either side of apparent neutral while pushing the button. Sometimes that allows the gears inside to slide about. I suspect that if you can get some oil or spray grease into the mechanism it may well free off. However I think that will have to be done from behind the control so may mean taking it out of the boat so you can get access. Tony Brooks

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