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« on: May 21, 2015, 10:07:20 AM »

Anyone know why the new outboard control levers no longer lock in neutral?

My new Yamaha control and my buddy’s new Merc control are both the same way.

You can feel the detent, but very easy to go past neutral.

Seems like an accident waiting to happen.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 11:17:02 AM »

my 1998 EFI's are the same way.. I normally miss neutral and slip in reverse
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 11:13:04 AM »

So you wreck your gear case and have to give them more $$$$ to fix it. lol
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 11:23:18 AM »

my vintage 1992 Yamaha 704 control does not, and never did, lock in neutral either.
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