Re: [OMC-Boats] another shifter switch question....

From: Scott Veazie <scottveazie@...>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:35:32 -0700

I've seen another OMC setup on a Carver jury-rigged with a simple electrical toggle switch...pretty risky but if you are careful this could get you through the rest of the season. The three-way toggle would apply power forward when up, none in the center position, and power when down. Worth a try...just don't change selections unless your RPM's are low. If you don't pay attention, you could flip the switch under full power...not a good idea. use at own risk!

On another note...took mine out today...noticed it doesn't like to start as easy when the upper exhaust "hole" relief is under it started, ran great, the Sport SE300 hydrofoil worked well, the water wasn't very smooth today so it was hard to tell if the foil was changing ride smoothness...but for the first time I could actually TURN under power....and it got up on plane faster. Hooray!


> From: jdood@...
> To: omc-boats@...
> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:58:10 -0700
> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] another shifter switch question....
> Test before taking out? And risk finding that it doesn't work
> thereby ruining my plans to take it to the ramp and launch it as if it
> did? Now why would I wanna do that?
> Ok latest and greatest - I got it put back together and have nice
> consistent power to the green wire when i move the shift lever into
> reverse, and nice consistent power to the blue wire when in
> neutral. I know, I know - something ain't quite right bout that.
> A big part of me wants to take it to the ramp and see if miraculously
> forward and reverse work just fine......but that's also the part of me
> that didn't test things completely before going to the ramp last time.
> I'm pretty screwed here. About another 3 -4 weeks left in season.
> No time to order and wait for anything - plus really not crazy about
> $200 for new one. SOOOO - is there any reason I can't just leave
> the wire that lights up in neutral disconnected, Connect the green
> wire that lights up in reverse to the forward blue wire from the
> outdrive, and just limp around on the water without a working
> reverse? Atleast I would have a working forward to get by with until
> the end of season. Not great, not super safe w/o reverse I know
> - but I'm more interested in knowing if there is any tech reason that
> wouldn't work? I definitely don't want to risk even the slightest
> damage to any outdrive stuff, but it seems that it would work just
> fine. I guess it would also mean having to move the shift lever
> back to accelerate forward, but i could deal with that.
> On Aug 22, 2009, at 3:19 PM, Lee Shuster (lib1) wrote:
> > jeff,
> >
> > Nothing is grounded on the remote shifter housing. The SWITCH is
> > simply a SPDT type (SONGLE POLE DOUBLE THROW). You send it +12 volts
> > to it's middle (purple) wire. More it FORWARD and the 12 V is
> > "joined" to the green wire. In Netural nothin is joined. In Reverse
> > the middle wire and the BLUE are joined. I believe the middle wire
> > which supplies the 12 V is purple. On a 5-wire the two white wires
> > are the Neutral-only starter. They become unjoined when the switch
> > is in FORWARD OR REVERSE. The are "joined" when the switch is in
> > neutral allowing current to flow to the starter switch.
> >
> > This is really pretty simple. I don't know how else to explain it.
> > If you have disconnected the remote control from the point and it
> > fails the SIMPLE CONSTINUITY TEST with a light or ohmmeter, then you
> > have a bad switch and must replace the switchl
> >
> > As a mentioned earlier the failure rate is very high on these
> > switches in the Johnson/OMC single-lever control. The likely hood of
> > having a spare remote control with a DEFECTIVE switch is very high.
> >
> > Did you not test the replacement switch before taking the boat out?
> >
> > Lee
> >
> >
> > On Aug 22, 2009, at 11:07 AM, jd wrote:
> >
> >> took boat to river yesterday with original shifter housing /
> >> swapped out switch. No forward or reverse. Took housing apart
> >> at dock and fiddled with switch. It lights up the tester
> >> REVERSE and NEUTRAL (moving the little arm back and forth). But
> >> not forward. Am I missing something here? Should light up
> >> in forward and reverse, and when it's in neutral it should be
> >> "off" right? The switch is pretty solid, moves smoothly, and
> >> seems to be in good working order. But definitely nothing in
> >> forward. Just reverse, and neutral. This with me holding it
> >> my hand and testing it. It doesn't need to ground to the shifter
> >> housing does it? It's just a switch - shouldn't need to. Help!
> >>
> >> thanks, Jeff
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