Dual Station Engine Controls

sepOutboard DS UNIT:

The DS unit is designed for those boaters that like using one lever to do both throttle and shift in their dual station boat. The Station Selector allows smooth

operation of dual function controls in a dual station application.

APPLICATION :

The dual function DS unit is great for dual station boats without a lot of room on the dash or if you wanted to use side mounted controls in two stations.

Just put both levers in neutral, turn the selector switch and you have changed stations.

SeaStar Solutions recommends that you only use the 33C cable part number CCX633XX with the DS unit.

FEATURES:

Allows dual function mechanical controls to be used in a dual station boat.

Side mount controls can now be used in dual station boats.

You only require one station selector for both a single engine or dual station boats.

Using the recommended control cables allow smooth control operation.

 

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Single Engine Outboard

Quantity  Part Number Description  Notes
 1  207573 DS Gear Unit  Two Cables in one Cable to Shifter
 1 204993  Station Selector Unit  One Cable from Unit to Gear DS Unit
 1 207572   DS Throttle Unit   Two Cables in one Cable to Throttle
 1 CCX633XX   Cable to go from selector to gear ds unit   xx = cable length in feet
 1 ccx 633xx cable from station 1 to gear ds unit xx = cable lengthgth in feet
 1 ccx 633xx cable from station 2 to gear ds unit xx = cable lengthgth in feet
 1 ccx 633xx cable from gear unit to transmission xx = cable lengthgth in feet
 1 ccx 633xx cable from station 1 to throttle ds unit xx = cable lengthgth in feet
 1 ccx 633xx cable from station 2 to throttle ds unit xx = cable lengthgth in feet
 1 ccx 633xx cable from throttle unit to engine xx = cable lengthgth in feet
1 engine adapter kit for the control cables unless provided by the engine manufacturer
1 dual action control per station = 2 total controls that must use 3300/33c style XTREME control cables ccx633xx

Dual engine outboards

quantity  part number description
2  207573  DS Gear Unit
1 204993   station selector unit
2  207572  DS throttle unit
2 ccx 633xx cable to go from selector to gear ds units
1 ccx 633xx cable from port station 1 to gear ds unit
1 ccx 633xx cable from starboard station 1 to gear ds unit
1 ccx 633xx cable from port station 2 to gear ds unit
1 ccx 633xx cable from starboard station 2 to gear ds unit
2 ccx 633xx cable from gear ds units to transmissions
1 ccx 633xx cable from port station 1 to throttle ds unit
1 ccx 633xx cable from starboard station 1 to throttle ds unit
1 ccx 633xx cable from port station 2 to throttle ds unit
1 ccx 633xx cable from starboard station 2 to throttle ds unit
2 ccx 633xx cable from throttle ds unitS to engines
2 engine adapter kit for the control cables unless provided by the engine manufacturer
1 dual action twin lever control per station = 2 total controls that must use 3300/33c style control cables ccx633xx

Amp Up with a Marine High Output Alternator

alternator

alternatorHave you recently added to your boat’s electronics inventory or have you installed a mega-watt stereo system and lights on your boat?  Have you added to your vessel’s battery bank and now finding that your batteries are not getting charged fully, or that they take an extremely long time to achieve a full charge?  If so, consider the best approach to upgrading your electrical system-increase your electrical production! The alternators supplied with most small marine engines – whether gas or diesel – are usually 35 to 60 amp automotive alternators.  Late model marine engines could have 70 to 80 amp automotive alternators.  A heavy duty marine high output alternator produces more power at lower rpm, instead of high output at high rpm- freeway speeds for an automobile.

BALMAR produces a series of high output marine alternators.  The most popular for small marine gas and diesel engines is the BALMAR 6-series alternator, which is available in outputs of 70, 100, 120 and 150 amps.  If your engine is equipped with a single 3/8″ wide alternator belt you will be restricted to a maximum of 70 amps.  A 1/2” belt will work for up to a 100 amp alternator.  If your engine is equipped with dual v-belts or a single flat belt, you could use the 120 or 150 amp 6-series alternator.  Even if your marine engine is equipped with a 55 amp alternator, which is a commonly used size, the 70 amp version of the 6-series will produce far more power even though it is rated at only slightly more than your current alternator because it is producing higher output at lower engine revolutions.

The 6-series alternator is available in a variety of mounting styles to fit most marine gas or two to four cylinder marine diesel engines. The BALMAR 6-series alternators have a long history of providing reliable power and are found on sailing and power vessels around the world.  The compact size of this alternator often is smaller than the lower output alternator it replaces. This alternator has a built-in voltage regulator, but if your boat has multiple batteries or battery banks, a BALMAR external voltage regulator must be used for maximum charging efficiency. This also gives the benefit of redundancy, if one regulator fails, a flip of a switch can enable the other regulator.

BALMAR produces marine high output alternators from 60 to 310 amp outputs.  The lighter duty 6 and 7 series are built for marine diesels such as Yanmar 2, 3 and 4 cylinder engines and gasoline marine engines.  The heavy duty 94 and 95 series alternators are for engines such as the popular Cummins 6BT5.9L.  The extreme duty 97 and 98 series, with output up to 310 amps, are for very high output marine applications.

There are BALMAR alternator and regulator kits available, with different kits suitable for a variety of engine makes and models. The kits are available with either BALMAR’s top of the line Max Charge MC-614, or the BALMAR high performance ARS-5 regulator. The kits also include temperature sensors for both the alternator and battery, which help the regulator determine the appropriate steps in the charge cycle, and assures that the batteries are charged quickly and safely. The BALMAR 6-series alternator and a BALMAR external regulator is the best, easy to install addition to maximize your vessel’s electrical power needs.

Performance Metals Anodes Perform for Your Boat

Performance Metals manufactures Anodes for Sterndrives, Shaft Drives, Hulls, Water Heaters and Heat Exchangers.

What makes Perfomance Metals more than just another Anode?

The material the Sacrificial Anode is made from– Navalloy

  • Zinc is the most common sacrificial material.
  • Performance Metals developed Navalloy (aluminum alloy) as an anode.
  • Navalloy is specially formulated to provide maximum protection and longer life and meets military specification MIL-A-24779.
  • Navalloy includes 5% zinc and a trace of Indium, which prevents the build up of an oxide layer when stored out of the water.
  • Navalloy alloy anodes provides more protection and last longer than zinc anodes.
  • It is the only anode that is safe for all applications, in freshwater, brackish or saltwater.
  • The anode reactivates after exposure to air, unlike zinc.
  • It is environmentally friendly.

A simple way to monitor when to replace the AnodeRed Spot

  • Take the guess work out of when to change your anode.
  • Patented wear indicator is a plastic indicator that is embedded in the anode.
  • Visible when the anode has worn to half it’s original size.
  • Available for most applications.

Navalloy should not be confused with other Alloy Zincs.

Magnesium Anodes are entirely different than the Performance Metals Navalloy Aluminum Alloy Anode. Magnesium is the most active metal on the Galvanic scale; it can be used in freshwater, but care must exercised. Magnesium can over-protect aluminum hulls or out-drives in salt or brackish water or even polluted freshwater, causing paint to be lifted with resulting corrosion. Even a few hours immersion in anything other than clean freshwater can cause surface corrosion damage.

Do’s and Don’ts when using Anodes

Do

  • Ensure that a good electrical contact is made between the anode and the metal that you are protecting.
  • Use new stainless steel fasteners with anodes. Performance Metals supplies SS install hardware.
  • Protect trim tabs.
  • Use an anode that fits your application and offers adequate protection.
  • Inspect anodes regularly, change them when they are 50% worn.

Don’t

  • Do not pain anodes or the surface you are attaching an anode to.
  • Never mix anode types; Navalloy anodes will try to protect zinc anodes!
  • Never use zinc anodes on aluminum out-drives.
  • Do not use Magnesium anodes on anything other than on out-drives used in freshwater.

Control Cables for OMC, Johnson / Evinrude and Mercury Outboards

CC179 Control Cables – Replaces CC635 & 3600

When replacing a cable steering system, you can typically find the cable part number and length roughly two feet from the helm connection, imprinted into the cable’s jacket. A variety of control cables are available that meet the specifications of your vessel and engine system.

Teleflex’s direct replacement marine-grade, corrosion-resistant cables model CC179 can replace any CC635, 3600 Series and any original Mercury control cables, CC205 Series, replaces OMC Johnson / Evinrude 636 & 479 Series. The replacement model cable contains a splined core for optimal smoothness and quick response.

Model CC179 control cables can be used on marine engine with Mercury controls, except for 1993 40 horsepower models and lower. This fits Mariner, Mercury & Mercruiser, 1965 to current and fits Force engines from 1993 to present.

CC205 Control Cable – Replaces 636, 479 & Morse D302029

The control cables model CC205 Series, also manufactured by Teleflex and are used as replacements on OMC, Johnson and Evinrude steering systems that have been made since 1979. The product is also applicable to replace Morse # D302029 (OS) cables.

When measuring the length for replacement control cables, if you can’t locate or read the number imprinted on the original cable’s jacket, you can calculate the appropriate length my measuring the plastic jacket only and adding 18 inches.

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