Thread: Foot Throttles

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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Foot Throttles

    Has anyone found a foot throttle that that is (a) compatible with the new 8 cylinder Mercury engines and (b) requires less force than the T-H Marine Hot Foot throttle.

    I used the T-H Hotfoot for years on an Allison and on my first two Bullets. But because of a medical condition, I had to change to a different brand (lighter spring system) on my current boat (21' XRD). My current foot throttle (made by "In Control Equipment" --no longer in business) has worked great for 10 years.

    BUT today I find out that my existing foot throttle isn't compatible with the new Pro XS 4-stroke that my dealer is installing (to replace my 2 stroke engine). Apparently the existing foot throttle won't provide the range of motion needed between full throttle and complete idle.

    Anyone have experience with foot throttles other than the T-H Marine version ?

  2. Member
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    Oct 2017
    Mobile, Alabama
    Have you considered a TH Marine foot throttle with a lighter pull weight spring?
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  3. Member
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    Apr 2020
    All you need to do is change the spring. I had to call a few industrial hardware stores until I found one that stocked a multitude of different springs. Swapped it out, piece of cake.

  4. Member
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    Nov 2012
    Live Oak,FL
    May want to ck out the SeaStar one.

  5. Member
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    Aug 2019
    Overland Park, KS
    I believe Mercury offers a digital hot foot option that can be linked with the standard hand throttle. You can actually switch between the two with push of a button. Not sure what the cost is on these, but it might be an option to consider.
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