Grant MacLaren's
1950 Chris Craft Sportsman

Reverie
Hull # U18766
Power - 95 hp Chris Craft "K"
Throttle

Grant MacLaren's 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman

In the fall of 2016, when I acquired the boat, it had been fitted with a Morse throttle control. That's it in above photo, at the skipper's right hand.
Grant MacLaren's 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman
The boat's original throttle control was via a lever mounted on the center of the steering wheel. That's it, pictured above.

The PO told me all the components of the original throttle were in the boat. He had experienced an operational accident caused by catching his sleeve on the throttle lever, so he thought the Morse would be a better option for his use.

I decided to use the original set-up, but found one component missing -- the throttle rod connecting the lever at the base of the steering gear . . .

Grant MacLaren's 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman

. . . to this two-armed lever:

Grant MacLaren's 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman

A second push-pull rod connects the two-armed lever with the carburetor.

The throttle rod connecting the two-armed lever to the carb can be seen here, not connected. (I've disconnected and removed the Morse control lever and its cable.)

Grant MacLaren's 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman

One question I had was "what direction did CC have the throttle lever pointing at idle?" Tom Walker of Fox River Valley Boat Company answered "CC had it pointing at 10 o'clock at idle." Tom added that a lot of owners moved it to 6 o'clock at idle, but CC had it at 10."

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