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How would you fix this? Mercury DTS throttle lever

Old 06-09-2019, 11:09 AM
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Default How would you fix this? Mercury DTS throttle lever



So I was towing home yesterday and had to take a detour from my usual route.. the tower of my boat found a tree branch and snapped the throttle lever off my DTS controls. The tilt/trim still works on the handle itself so instead of spending $300 on just the handle I am seeing what you guys would try to do to fix it.

It appears to to some type of metal.. I think my options are to
1. Epoxy: Iím afraid this wonít be that strong. The last thing I want is it to break while Iím running from the tower.
2. Weld: if this is possible it would be great but Iím concerned about the internal wiring and if I could weld it since it has the chrome coating.

your thoughts?
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:40 AM
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Best to change it but you can try a high tensile strength epoxy. The rough surface should help it bond.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:45 AM
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Because of the critical nature of the throttle lever, you want to replace rather than try a repair. My 2 cents.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:47 AM
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JB weld and prep as noted. It'll hold!
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:36 PM
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Think this through:
you're running near WOT, urgently need to back off the throttle because some jackass cuts in front of you, and your fix comes undone when you pull back hard on the lever leaving you at speed with a real problem.
If it's me, I'm spending the $ and will replace it.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:57 PM
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NEXT , replace it .
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:04 PM
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Replace it. Period.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:01 PM
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JB weld and prep as noted. It'll hold!
Wouldn't chance it without a sleeve between the two pieces, and the top half doesn't look like there's enough diameter to accommodate enough of a substantial piece to withstand sufficient pressure to my liking....but hey, do your thing.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:48 PM
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Wouldn't chance it without a sleeve between the two pieces, and the top half doesn't look like there's enough diameter to accommodate enough of a substantial piece to withstand sufficient pressure to my liking....but hey, do your thing.
JB is used by engine rebuilders to weld blocks together internally with NO issues. I believe this will hold done properly, until owner hits another limb.
or just replace it and make THT happy😀.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by skillet64 View Post


JB is used by engine rebuilders to weld blocks together internally with NO issues. I believe this will hold done properly, until owner hits another limb.
or just replace it and make THT happy😀.
Any engine builder that uses JB Weld knows it's a temporary fix. On a boat there would be no way I'd use it. " welding blocks together" lmao If it's cast iron your drunk already. Aluminum blocks yes they fix, but not with JB weld.

Buy a new throttle. It's gonna cost you but the handle won't fall off while docking. Then you'll end up on The Qualified Captain...
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:10 PM
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Tampa Bay Facebook market place has a control system like you with harness and key switch for 500. Sell the other stuff for 150 and then you have no troubles.. Or JB Weld
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As others have stated, I’d replace it. Not worth the risk of it breaking again.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
As others have stated, Iíd replace it. Not worth the risk of it breaking again.
I am pretty sure Im just going to replace it. Wouldn't happen to have any used handles laying around would ya David?

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