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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Part # 055001-687, Rev 2, 07/2013
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SIDE MOUNT
CONTROL
NOTICE
Installer: these instructions contain important safety information and
must be forwarded to the boat owner.
NOTICE
Cable installation and connections must be made in accordance with
the motor manufacturer’s instructions.
To insure best performance, free operation of all linkages and the
remote control is essential. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended
procedures for adjustment and lubrication.
All specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
WARNING
Before starting installation read these instructions and engine
makers instructions thoroughly. Failure to follow either of these
instructions or incorrect assembly can result in loss of control and
cause property damage, injury, or death.
WARNING
DO NOT substitute parts from other manufacturers, they may cause a
safety hazard for which SeaStar Solutions cannot accept responsibility.
NOTICE
SeaStar Solutions highly recommends the installation and usage of
an engine shut off switch as a important emergency safety feature for
boats. This switch should be connected by a cord to the boat driver.
Should the driver be thrown from the helm position, the engine will
automatically shut off.
This shut off switch is not a standard part of the control you are
using. It can, however, be obtained from most marine dealers
and distributors.
Introduction
The SeaStar Solutions MV-3 Control is designed to provide convenient,
one hand, single lever operation of shift and throttle for most popular
outboards, sport jets, inboards equipped with hydraulic reverse gears
and Berkeley or similar jet pumps.
A safety feature of the MV-3 is a Neutral Locking Hand Lever. It can only
be disengaged from Neutral by raising the lifter under the ball knob. The
MV-3 accepts SeaStar Solutions 3300/33C Cables or 33C Xtreme cables.
Some jet models use a 4300 Series Shift cable.
A neutral safety switch is standard, except on MV-3 controls assembled
for inboard ski boats and Berkeley Jet controls.
NOTICE
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The following information shows the procedures necessary to make a
correct installation.
General operation and adjustment information is provided, along with
periodic maintenance information.
A replacement part availability for the control is provided should the
need for replacements become necessary.
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Control Configuration
NOTICE
CAUTION
The MV-3 Control can only be mounted in a horizontal position.
Do not remove hand lever to change position.
Horizontal Mount Only
Vertical Mount
Figure 1.
The next page is provided to make sure that you have the correctly
configured control for your application.
Operate MV-3 control hand lever to see how the shift and throttle
levers move. If they move in the right direction, you do not have to
change them. If control is not assembled for proper action of shift
and throttle function required by engine or left hand configuration is
required, reassemble control as shown in following instructions of this
section.
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Control Configuration
Part #
CH2900P&
CH2910P
Bow
Right hand mount, cables forward without
Neutral safety switch
For use with inboard ski boats
Part #
CH2920P&
CH2930P
Cable Pivot
Shift cable
rod
6.35mm
.25
Shift cable
attaches at
these holes
Shift cable
assembly
Part #
CH2950P
Bow
Right hand mount, cables aft with
Standard neutral safety switch
For use with inboards, outboards and I/O’s
Throttle cable
assembly
Part #
CH2940P
Bow
Right hand mount, cables aft with
Immersion proof safety switch, warm-up
limiter and heavy duty shift cable for
Mercury Marine 175 horsepower jet drive.
Cables must be installed to the CH2950P
control as shown above when used with
the Mercury 175 horsepower
Sport Jet engine.
Bow
Right hand mount, Berkeley Jet
Uses 43BC shift cable
Neutral safety switch optional
Part #
CH2945P
Bow
Left hand mount, Berkeley Jet
Uses 43BC shift cable
Neutral safety switch optional
Figure 2.
NOTICE
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To determine the correct control assembly for inboards with hydraulic
transmissions, you must determine if the shift cable “pulls” or “pushes”
to go into forward and if the throttle cable “pulls” or “pushes” to open
the throttle.
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Repositioning Shift Arm
Shift Arm
Mercury
(Long Stroke)
Standard
Cable Entry
If the transmission shift function is different than the control shift arm,
reposition the arm by removing hex head screw and rotate the shift
arm 180 degrees. Pay attention to the 2-hole pattern on the shift arm
for mounting pivot. See Figure 3.
Brass Pivot
Figure 3.
CAUTION
Neutral Safety Switch
If the shift arm is repositioned, the neutral safety switch must also
be repositioned or the switch will be damaged. (See Figure 4.)
Control Connection and Recommended Clearance
Switch
terminals away
from Shift Arm
Figure 4.
Figure 6.
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Reversing Throttle Action
Throttle Cable Connection
Figure 5.
All MV-3 controls are assembled to give a “PULL” action on the cable.
If cable action is incorrect, reverse throttle arm by removing Hex Head
Screw and large flat washer. Remove arm and reas­semble in opposite
position as shown in Figure 5. Also, reverse position of dwell block and
spring by removing screw, flat washer and nut. Reassemble in opposite
position (see Figure 5).
Choosing Control Location
Choose a mounting location for the control head which will provide
comfortable operation of the hand lever, unobstructed movement of
mechanism arms and a clear path for cables to engine.
Figure 6 shows the control dimensions and the recommended clearance behind the mounting surface.
Using the template provided, cut the appropriate mounting hole in the
panel as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7.
CAUTION
When control comes with cutoff switch installed, panel thickness
must be .50" (12.7mm) maximum. If cutoff switch is not used, the
panel thickness may be .75" (19.05mm) maximum.
Measuring Cable Length
Measure from the control head position along an unobstructed path
to the shift and throttle connections. Cable lengths are overall length.
When a measurement is in feet and inches, specify the next whole
foot.
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Installation of Cables
A. BEND RADIUS. When routing the control cables, select a path with
the minimum number of bends, making the bends as large as
possible. Sharp or frequent bends will result in difficult throttle or shift
control, loss of motion, and premature cable wear. DO NOT MAKE
BENDS OF LESS THAN THE RECOMMENDED MINIMUM BEND
RADIUS AS NOTED BELOW.
Cable Type
Standard 3300/33C
Xtreme 3300 Cable
Minimum
Bend Radius
8"
4"
For best performance, SeaStar Solutions recommends using Xtreme
cables with this control.
B. SUPPORTING THE CABLE. Do not tie or clamp the cable within 36
inches of the control. When supporting the cable beyond 36 inches
of the control, cables should be loosely clamped or tied for support at
regular intervals.
CAUTION
Cables must not be bundled together with electrical wiring.
Cables must not rest on sharp edges which can cause chafing.
C. CABLE ROUTING. Cables shall not be installed in areas of excess
heat such as on, or close to, exhaust manifolds where temperatures
may exceed 212°F (100°C).
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Connect Shift Cable to Control
Insert shift cable through opening in hanger assembly in line with shift
arm pivot attachment hole and lock cable in hanger slot.
Screw pivot onto cable rod, allowing threads to protrude through
pivot 1/8” for standard travel or 1/4” for long travel. (See Figure 8.)
Lubricate pivot with grease, then insert into required hole in shift arm
Fasten with cotter pin. Tighten cable nut against pivot.
Brass pivot
Cable jam nut
Cable rod
.125" (3.17 mm) Standard travel
.25" (6.35 mm) Long travel
Figure 8.
To obtain standard (2 3/4” ) cable shift travel at engine, use shift arm
on control at short pivot hole location as shown in Figure 3.
For Mercury, long (3 inch) cable shift travel at engine is necessary.
Assemble shift arm to control using longest pivot hole location.
CAUTION
NOTICE
The pivot must be in the hole nearest to cable entry end of the
control. Using the hole in the shift arm further most away from the
cable mounting support will produce unequal shift travel between
“neutral to forward” and “neutral to reverse”, resulting in improper
shift action. (See Figure 3.)
The control shift lever and the transmission shift lever must coincide at
the forward, neutral and reverse positions. Different makes of transmissions may require different amounts of shift travel. For this reason, the
control shift lever is provided with two (2) positions for attaching the
shift cable: one for the standard travel and one for the longest travel.
(See Figure 3.)
Connect Throttle Cable
With opening in swivel bracket nearest to the cable entry end of the
control, insert throttle cable through opening in swivel bracket and
secure cable hub in bracket slot. Screw pivot onto cable rod and allow
cable rod threads to protrude through pivot 1/8 inch (3.17mm).
Lubricate pivot with grease, then insert into hole in throttle arm. Fasten
with cotter pin. Tighten cable nut against pivot.
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Neutral Safety Switch
Some MV-3 controls are equipped with a neutral safety switch. For
controls without a neutral safety switch, it can be added and is sold as a
service item in both standard and immersion proof configurations.
NOTICE
SeaStar Solutions strongly recommends that the switch be connected
to assure safe boating operation.
NC
Figure 9.
With the Control in NEUTRAL, connect one wire of the tester to the
common terminal and one wire to the “NC” (Normally Closed) Terminal.
The test light MUST light. Connect the Neutral Safety Switch between
the ignition switch (start lead) and the starter solenoid. (See Figure 9.)
Use terminals with insulators to insure against an electrical short circuit.
CAUTION
Check to make sure that there is electrical continuity only when the
control is in neutral. When the control is in gear, there must not be
any electrical continuity.
Mount Control
Cable Path. Run the cables, which are connected to the control, back
to the throttle and shift location of the engine and drive. The cables
should run as straight as possible, avoiding any sharp bends. Make no
bends in the cable of less than 8 inch (203.2 mm) radius.
24.0" (609 mm)
Minimum
Swivel
Bracket
Loose tie
Allow 4.0" (101 mm)
for cable movement
Figure 10.
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Installation of Control. Shift control into forward to move shift arm out
of the way. This allows the control to be inserted into the cut out.
When satisfied with the position of the control, fasten housing to
mounting surface with three (3) #10 thread cutting screws. One screw
is 1.50 inches (38.1mm) long and it is used in the single hole (see
Figure 6).
CAUTION
Do not use cable hangers or clamps which may crush or stress the
cables in any way. Doing so may impair the function of the cables.
Do not restrict movement of the throttle cable within 2 feet of the
control. (See Figure 10.) To do so may damage or impair proper
operation of the throttle cables.
Connecting Cables to Engine
Connect the shift and throttle cables to the throttle and shift levers at
the engine following the instruc­tions provided with the appropriate
connection kit or with the engine.
Shift Cable Connection and Adjustment
The shift cable must be connected so that the “FORWARD”, “NEUTRAL”
and “REVERSE” positions of the control shift lever will coincide with
the forward, neutral and reverse positions of the transmission lever.
Readjust the cable terminals until the correct function of the shift
lever is achieved. Proper adjustment of the shift cable will result in a
much better operating control.
NOTICE
CAUTION
Having the control lever and the transmission lever both in forward
gear will help with your final shift cable adjustments.
Over jamming the transmission stop on either end of the shift travel
may:
1. Cause excessive wear of the drive and shift gear.
2. Result in a “heavy” feel of the hand lever and/or
3. Over stress and damage the cable.
Throttle Cable Connection and Adjustment
CAUTION
The throttle cable must be disconnected from the motor before
making motor idle adjustments. Adjustment of the motor idle
while the throttle cable is still connected to the motor may cause a
jamming action against the idle stop. As a result, the control may
not function properly and damage to the control, the cable and/or
the motor could result.
STEP 1. Adjust the motor to a smooth idle as recom­mended by the
motor manufacturer. This must be done BEFORE connecting the
control throttle cable to the carburetor.
STEP 2. Place the hand lever of the control into the forward detent position.
STEP 3. Place the carburetor arm lightly against the idle stop.
STEP 4. Adjust the throttle cable terminal (at the motor end) to line up
with the hole (or pin) on the carburetor arm, then connect the terminal
to the arm.
Proper adjustment of the throttle cables will assure having long life
from this control. When the throttle cable is correctly adjusted, the
motor speed will remain at idle while the control is shifted and will
increase only when the hand lever is moved beyond the shift detent.
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CAUTION
Unless the afore mentioned procedures, steps 1 through 4, are
followed, engine R.P.M. will raise excessively during the shift cycle.
For this reason, there is a compression spring-type throttle dwell
build into the cable anchor assembly which allows throttle cable
action to remain stationary during the shift cycle. (See Figure 5.)
As a result, the hand lever must be in the forward detent position
and the carburetor throttle arm must be at idle position while
connecting the throttle cable to the engine.
Operation and Adjustment
The MV-3 Control is equipped with a throttle “warm-up” feature.
Operation: Shift and Throttle. For starting or warm-up, place the
control in Neutral Detent position, then grasp button beside the
hand lever hub and pull out (approximately .20”) to disengage shift.
Lift collar under hand lever knob and move hand lever ahead of the
forward shift detent to advance throttle for neutral warm-up. When
warm-up is completed, return hand lever to neutral detent. The “warmup” button is spring loaded and it will snap back in place when hand
lever is brought back to neutral. Push in on the button to make sure it
is fully in. The control is ready for shift and throttle operation.
CAUTION
Do not force shift when the motor is not running. To do so may damage
the control, the cables and/or the motor, especially outboards.
WARNING
Do not shift too quickly from forward to reverse. Stay in the neutral
or idle position until the boat has lost most of its headway before
completing the shift to reverse. Some models are designed to limit
the throttle R.P.M.
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Berkeley Jet Control
Installation of the Berkeley Jet Control closely follows that of the other
MV-3 Controls made by SeaStar Solutions. Follow the instructions in
this booklet plus these few added instructions:
CAUTION
Very Important! This control can be used only with non-spring link
throttle connection kits.
Because the spring dwell is built into the throttle cable anchor
assembly, the control head hand lever must be in the forward
position and the carburetor throttle arm must be at the idle position
while connecting the throttle cable to the engine.
Do not use cable hangers or clamps which may crush or stress the
cables in any way. Doing so may impair the function of the cables.
Do not restrict movement of the throttle cable within 2 feet of the
control. To do so may damage or impair proper operation of the
throttle cables (see Figure 10).
Neutral Safety Switch Option.
A neutral safety switch kit is available for use with Berkeley jet versions
(Part Number 311453).
Follow the procedures for installation of the Neutral Safety Switch as
outlined page 9.
Routing Control Cables.
Run the cables through the panel cutout back to the location of the
engine and jet drive, then attach the cables to the carburetor and jet
gate.
NOTICE
CAUTION
Connect the shift cable to the jet gate as recommended by the jet
manufacturer.
To install the throttle cable to the engine, refer to the installation
instructions provided with the throttle connection kit.
The shift and throttle arms have been offset 15 degrees to assure
proper gate operation. Do not attempt to change this position. To do
so will result in improper shift action (see Figure 11).
Figure 11.
This provides a means for absorbing the slight movement of the
Control Head Throttle Arm during the shift cycle.
When the Throttle Cable is correctly adjusted, the engine speed will
remain at idle while the Control is shifted and will increase ONLY after
the Gate is full open or closed.
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Control Installation Completion.
Place the Hand Lever in the FORWARD position so that, as a result, the
Shift Arm and Throttle Arm will take the smallest amount of space to
feed the Hanger Bracket through the panel cutout. Fastening
recommendations are as follows:
For Normal Mounting:
2 each, Oval Head #10 x 1-1/4” long Self-Tapping Screws.
1 each, #10 x 1-1/2” long Self Tapping Screws.
Engine Cable Connections:
Connect the Shift and Throttle Cables to the Shift and Throttle levers
at the engine, following the instructions provided with the appropriate
Connec­tion Kit or with the engine.
Final Adjustments.
Operate the Hand Lever several times. The Jet Gate should be FULLY
OPEN or FULLY CLOSED before the carburetor arm leaves the Idle Stop.
Adjust the Cable Terminal at the carburetor, if necessary, to obtain this
result.
NOTICE
When the throttle cable is correctly adjusted, the engine speed will
remain at idle while the control is shifted and will increase only after
the gate is fully open or fully closed.
MV-3 For Sports Boats
(Inboards and Outboards)
Parts Available
3
4
INBOARD & OUTBOARDS CONTROL
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
Hand Lever Assembly with Knob
Neutral Safety Switch-Standard
N.S. Switch-Immersion Proof
Hand Lever Ball Kit
Hub Insert
Mounting Hardware (not shown)
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CONTROL MODEL NUMBER
(SEE PAGE 4 FIGURE 2)
ITEM PART
NUMBER
All Models
CH2920P & CH2930P
CH2950P
All Models
All Models
All Models except CH2950P
CH2950P
311354
300928
051801-031
CA68287P
7173619
311336
311510
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MV-3 For Berkeley Jets
2
Parts Available
3
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
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DESCRIPTION
CONTROL PART NUMBER
(SEE PAGE 4, FIGURE 2)
ITEM PART
NUMBER
Hand Lever Assembly with Knob
Hand Lever Ball Kit
Hub Insert
Mounting Hardware (not shown)
Neutral Safety for Berkeley
CH2940P and CH2945P
CH2940P and CH2945P
CH2940P and CH2945P
CH2940P and CH2945P
CH2940P and CH2945P
311354
CA68287P
7173619
311411
311453
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Maintenance Notes
1. After a few hours of operation and at frequent intervals thereafter,
check all fasteners and the complete control system for security and
integrity.
DANGER
Loosening or loss of one or more fasteners may cause failure of the
control system and could cause property damage, injury, or death.
2. Keep all moving parts free from build-up of salt and other foreign
material. This will affect their operation and create control problems.
3. Inspect periodically for corrosion. Any parts affected by corrosion
must be replaced. Any replacement hardware must be as originally
supplied (i.e. similar material and locking features).
4. Inspect control cables periodically for cracks and other damage. If
any is found the cable must be replaced.
5. If cable is stiff in operation, it is unsafe to use and must be replaced
immediately.
DANGER
NOTICE
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DO NOT cover cracks with tape or other sealants. This will create a
hazard in which the cable can fail suddenly without warning,
resulting in property damage, injury, or death.
Boat builder and boat dealer, please supply these Installation
Instructions and Owner’s Manual with the delivery of boat. Boat owner
keep these instructions with your boat for future reference. Boat owner
consult with your boat builder, boat dealer, or SeaStar Solutions if you
have any questions regarding these instructions.
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PART # 055001-687
07-2013 Rev. 2
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