Yamaha Rigging Maintenance | Yamaha Rigging Guide | Outboard Throttle Cable Maintenance | Boats.net

Yamaha Rigging Maintenance | Yamaha Rigging Guide | Outboard Throttle Cable Maintenance | Boats.net


Hello, John Talley here with Boats.net. In this video, we’re gonna spend a little bit of time talking about
maintenance on the rigging. Now I know that’s something you really don’t think
about that often. You’re always concerned with making sure the outdrive fluid is
good, and changing oil. Well, every so often and you’re going to need to actually
check the controls, because the worst thing it can happen is to be out there
and for them to stiffen up and fail. And what’s worse than that if they start to
stiffen up, that means that the shifter is going to be out of sync with the
actual throttle, so when it should be pushing the shifter to a certain point
to engage the lower transmission? Well that may not be happening at the right
time before you actually open up the throttle, and then you’re gonna hear a
grinding of gears, and that’s something that we don’t want. So how often should
you go inspect the cables on your boat? Well in my opinion, at least twice a year:
at the beginning of the season and at the end of the season at a minimum,
really depending on how harsh of an environment that your boat’s actually in.
What you need to do is actually pull the covers off the controls and take a look
at the linkage inside of the housing. That will give you a good indication of
what kind of shape it’s in. What you’re looking for on the inside are the
different grease points. You hit those with just a little bit of grease and
that’s going to go a long way. My advice, wipe off the old grease, put on
the new grease, reconnect your cables, and then close it back up. You’re gonna be
good to go for the season, so a few bucks now saves you a whole lot of money in
the long run. As far as the cables go, the best way to evaluate them is to
disconnect them both at the control side and back at the engine. That way you’ve
just got a clear feel of the actual stiction that’s happening inside of the
cable. And I find it’s easiest just to attack both the beginning and the end
point of the cable with just a simple spray lube and working that in as far as
you can. So to keep up with the maintenance needs of your control cables,
I recommend the Yamaha OEM lubricants and grease that’s actually formulated to
work on your control cables. They will give you the best chance of making sure
that your cables are gonna function next season. Here at Boats.net we are
dedicated to making sure that you have everything that you need to keep your
boat in tip-top running order. No matter what it is. If it’s water pumps,
if it’s impellers, if it’s lubes, if it’s oils, you name it, we’ve got it. So what do
you do when you pulled your boat out for the beginning of the season and the
throttle cable just doesn’t want to loosen up? At that point that’s when you
need to come see us at Boats.net and replace the cable. The last thing you
want to do is have it fail when you’re 15 miles offshore. That would make very
very, very long day. Now Iknow today we were just talking about control cables and
throttle cables, but believe me, Yamaha has an extensive catalog that covers
every single type of controls that you could find on a Yamaha equipped
outboard boat. So if you would, come to our website, go to that particular
catalog. I guarantee you whatever you’re looking for to get your boat back up
and running is going to be in there. If you’re still having trouble finding it?
Why don’t you give us a call, that is what we’re here for.
We can direct you to the exact part number that’s going to fit to your
application. Listen, we just want to say thanks for shopping here with us at
Boats.net, and we will see you in the next video. Have a great day.

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