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    Seems my diverter cable has a bit of slop in it, I have it adjusted to get full up and down movement, but when it's in "neutral" I have like 1/2" of play in the nozzle. Is there a way to adjust this out of it, or do I need a new cable?

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    Nothing you can do. that's why peeps go to hyd place diverter. Just get used to it!

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    The red cable that cp sells has less play. Had mine replaced a while back with a cheap black one and it had 1/2 or so. Called cp and got the red, has 1/4 or less play. Be careful reving in reverse, could make your diverter handle get thrown forward and stretch cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    Nothing you can do. that's why peeps go to hyd place diverter. Just get used to it!

    Looks like that's the route I'm going to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    Nothing you can do. that's why peeps go to hyd place diverter. Just get used to it!
    You're kidding right?

    So the best product ever developed for the jet boat was done so with slop built into it into it?

    There's no slop in a cable when adjusted correctly regardless of it's application.

    Always use Morse cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    You're kidding right?

    So the best product ever developed for the jet boat was done so with slop built into it into it?

    There's no slop in a cable when adjusted correctly regardless of it's application.

    Always use Morse cables.
    I've got a Morse cable in it, it's about 4 years old, is it time for a new one?
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    Skip unfortunately Morse (as we knew it) is out of business for close to 4 years and has been "absorbed" by Teleflex , so in todays market theres Teleflex, Glendenning and Uflex to name a few , No matter how tight the Hiem joints ,cable pivots and related control hardware are its been our experience that these units will still expirience a small amount of extra movement and the longer the cable the more the problem is exacerbated be it jet fwd/rev control , trim ,steering or even throttle Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Skip unfortunately Morse (as we knew it) is out of business for close to 4 years and has been "absorbed" by Teleflex , so in todays market theres Teleflex, Glendenning and Uflex to name a few , No matter how tight the Hiem joints ,cable pivots and related control hardware are its been our experience that these units will still expirience a small amount of extra movement and the longer the cable the more the problem is exacerbated be it jet fwd/rev control , trim ,steering or even throttle Tom
    well damnit! I'll call you later today about a Hyd. set up.
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    Just use more down plate in the corners and you will be fine sweetie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Skip unfortunately Morse (as we knew it) is out of business for close to 4 years and has been "absorbed" by Teleflex , so in todays market theres Teleflex, Glendenning and Uflex to name a few , No matter how tight the Hiem joints ,cable pivots and related control hardware are its been our experience that these units will still expirience a small amount of extra movement and the longer the cable the more the problem is exacerbated be it jet fwd/rev control , trim ,steering or even throttle Tom

    I just bought a new red jacket Morse last year and it was still better than any teleflex ever was. Of all the NOS Morse cables in my garage, about 12 of them, I could see no difference in quality and it pissed me off to not have the size I needed. lol

    There should be no slop in a diverter. If that's your 'experience' than you need more of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilrick View Post
    just use more down plate in the corners and you will be fine sweetie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    I just bought a new red jacket Morse last year and it was still better than any teleflex ever was. Of all the NOS Morse cables in my garage, about 12 of them, I could see no difference in quality and it pissed me off to not have the size I needed. lol

    There should be no slop in a diverter. If that's your 'experience' than you need more of it.
    Well I guess i need more experenice, I have installed a few cables in my day AND they all had slop in them. You can put the diverter all the way down __no slop. You can put diverter all the way up --no slop. But if you put it in the middle and go grab the nozzle you can move it up and down approximately 10 to 20 degrees. Please tell me how to adjust it out. Ends are tight and cable is new.

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    "slop" is the byproduct of internal cable clearance, the clearance is what allows the cable to make turns and bends and still function. The more turns and bends the less slop. No doubt some cable brands will have more or less, the cables with more will usually make tighter radius bends. Typically the trim cable has a pretty straight shot so perceived slop is at its maximum.

    Skip, as you've already found out 1/2" is too much, i just checked a properly adjusted and installed trim cable and it has about 1/4" of play, the cable was a Teleflex/Morse BTW with a straight shot to the control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    There should be no slop in a diverter. If that's your 'experience' than you need more of it.
    ouch

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