[C38] Engine stop lever / pull to kill cable

David Epstein davidepstein at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 29 20:12:28 EDT 2018


The throttle pull-back method of killing the 
engine was, from what I recall, how the 5424s 
were set up for only a few years.   The other 
years the engines were designed for a separate cut-off lever.

When I pulled the pedestal on Superstar to put 
the tiller on, I had to address the same issue, 
as most engine controls on the market now combine 
throttle and shift, which doesn't provide a means 
to pull the throttle back further than the center "idle" position.

I started designing a custom solution for a 
separate shut-off lever, which involved one or 
two sliding brackets to allow the throttle to 
move throughout its range, and to provide for the 
second cable that would only perform the shut-off 
function.  I never got to the building or testing 
stages as my mechanic found a used Morse control 
with separate levers for throttle and shift, 
which was compatible with the existing engine shut-off method.

I don't know of an easy way to do what you want 
to do, as your engine wasn't designed to work 
that way.    Perhaps you could research the 
possibility of retrofitting parts from the later 
engine that had the separate shut-off cable.  I never looked into that option.

If it will help, I am pretty sure I have the 
cables with the "T" handles and some new chrome 
angled escutcheons to mount in the cockpit that I 
purchased when I was going with that plan. If you 
need them, let me know and I will verify what I 
have and come up with a great price for you.

Good luck!

David Epstein
Former owner, SuperStar
Marina del Rey, CA

At 01:32 PM 3/29/2018, you wrote:
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>On Image, I currently have separate throttle and 
>shifter levers at the helm. In order to shut 
>down the engine, I need pull back on the 
>throttle. I would like to add a pull to kill 
>cable (T-handle in the cockpit to kill the 
>engine). I know some boats have this (saw it on 
>Peregrine for example). On the engine I don’t 
>see a way to attach a kill cable – any ideas? My 
>engine is an Universal 5424 – original as far as I know.
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