F - 1
Neutral is in the center or straight up position on the side
mount control. Placing the gaffrig shift control to the
Control systems permit operation of the engine’s throttle center or straight up position also places the engine(s)
and shift mechanisms. They consist of three major com- in neutral. Rotating the shift control forward shifts the
ponents; the shift control, throttle control, and the throttle engine into forward. Rotating the shift control aft shifts
and shift cables. Additional information on shift control the engine(s) into reverse. Moving the lever further for-
operations can be found in SectionA-9.
ward or aft increases engine speed on the side mount
control while an individual throttle control lever is used
Your Sundowner™ is equipped with either a single lever on the Sundowner™ models with gaffrig style controls .
concealed side mount control or a gaffrig style shift and
throttle controls. See Figure F1 & F2. These allow you
to select forward or reverse gear, regulate engine speed,
and ensures shifting is done at low engine speeds.
When shifting, ensure engine speed is below
800 RPM to avoid damaging the shifting mecha-
Allow the engine to warm up before engaging
the shift control. Monitor all instruments while
engine is idling during warm-up.
Specific information on controls and their operation can
be found in the section on “Starting and Operation” in the
engine manufacturer’s manual included in the owner’s
F - 2
SIDE MOUNT CONTROLOPERATION
Figure F1: Gaffrig Shift and Throttle
A. Carbureted Engines
A “start-in-neutral-only” feature which prevents starting in
gear is included on both styles of controls. Refer to F-3
Neutral Safety Switch in this section.
The shift mechanism on the controls can be disengaged
to allow for easier starting and engine warm-up. See Fig-
ure F2. To disengage:
Also, the side mount control and gaffrig shift control has
a neutral lock button to prevent accidental shifting. It
must be depressed to permit shifting from neutral to for-
Place control handle in neutral position (B).
Press both neutral lock button (A) and shift disen-
gage button (C).
Built into the side mount control is a trim control switch
which you can use to adjust the position of the out drive.
This trim control switch is mounted in the gaffrig’s throttle
control. A twin engine application would have two trim
control switches. Pressing the switch in the UP posi-
tion moves the outdrive out and away from the transom.
Pressing the switch in the DOWN position moves the
outdrive in closer to the transom. The switch returns to
its center neutral position when released. For additional
information see Section E-5.
Move control handle forward to increase throttle.
Figure F2: Side Mount Control Operation
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
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