Velvet Drive cable hookup question

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Velvet Drive cable hookup question

Postby Jimbob » Mon May 22, 2017 10:39 am

Here's a question for all of you inboard builders.

What did you folks do on hooking up the cable to the velvet drive transmission. I understand that the end of the transmission is connected to the transmission linkage, but what about the part that connects the outer cable to something? Is there a bracket that can be bolted to the transmission? Or do most of you attach something to the structure of the boat. I am talking about the outer cable and the adjustable tube that is common with cables.

As always, your help will be appreciated.

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Re: Velvet Drive cable hookup question

Postby Roberta » Mon May 22, 2017 12:25 pm

This is the bracket that came with my velvet drive transmission. Same bracket used for the throttle cable. Glen L sells these brackets for Morse cables. Here is a link to the slotted style like I have.

http://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=42

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Re: Velvet Drive cable hookup question

Postby Jimbob » Mon May 22, 2017 12:59 pm

Thanks so much Roberta!
That's exactly what I need to see and hear. Now I know how to route my cable from the other end.
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Re: Velvet Drive cable hookup question

Postby Roberta » Mon May 22, 2017 1:11 pm

Jim, I revised my post. Glen L sells this bracket for way less than Aircraft Spruce.

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Re: Velvet Drive cable hookup question

Postby Jimbob » Mon May 22, 2017 1:27 pm

Thanks again!

One last question. I enlarged your picture and I now see that the cable bracket is attached to a blue, "L" shaped bracket. Is that part of the transmission/engine setup or will I need to fabricate a bracket to attach the cable bracket to? (I haven't purchased my engine/trans yet.)

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Re: Velvet Drive cable hookup question

Postby Roberta » Mon May 22, 2017 1:53 pm

That blue bracket, the cable bracket, and the swivel on the transmission shift lever all came with the Crusader engine and transmission package I purchased. I just needed to determine the cable length I needed and get the throttle/shift lever and cables and hook everything up. I used Seastar Solutions cables and control lever. Glen L used to sell the cables. You could check with Gayle.I used the 3300/33C cables and a CH1700 control. Worked perfectly on the Crusader.

That blue bracket can easily be made from 1/8" X 1-1/2" steel and bent and drilled. It is attached to a bolt that holds the transmission to the engine. Very simple.

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Re: Velvet Drive cable hookup question

Postby Roberta » Mon May 22, 2017 4:37 pm

Here are some shots of the package. You can see the extra plugs set up for the digital equipment. So you can go either analog or digital. Velvet drive transmissions can also be ordered with electric shift

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