OhoopeeMAV17 Posted July 26, 2021 Report Share Posted July 26, 2021 21 year owner of a 96 Master Angler 17 here. 2006 Etec Outboard. My shifter control has always been fairly firm, but it is now about impossible. Shifting into forward and reverse has gotten VERY difficult as of late. I unhooked the cables at the control on the console and the control works smooth and fine. I hooked up the two control cables individually and BOTH were hard to move. Very hard. I "you tubed" the problem and even went so far as to hook the cables to the air compressor and force oil through them. Both had some nasty water come out before the oil did. That made no difference in the shift stiffness. I think I am at the point of needing to change my control cables. My question is this: Is there a specific brand and length cable that you would advise using for the Master Angler 17? A local guy rigged the motor initially and I always questioned the stiffness of the shifting even when new. I am not sure he used the correct length to begin with. Secondly: Do you folks have a preference on an aftermarket shift/throttle control box? I always liked the simple looks of the old Seastar controls and currently have no desire to fork out the cash for Lavorsi controls. Just curious. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Long, long time lurker on the site. Die hard MA 17 fan here. Many thanks, Jim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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