Hey guys I Just purchased a 1974 16’ Currituck, great looking hull in excellent shape and came powered with a 1983 115 Evinrude. Compression was shot on it so it was just removed and now is going to be powered by a 2000 Tohatsu 90 that was pulled off another boat. I had a local boat mechanic mount it on the transom and then informed me the other throttle cables will not work because they are too short. He told me to purchase some 18 foot Teleflex cables and he would install it. Now he’s “booked out” and can’t fit me in to his busy schedule. My question is when I try to hook up the cables they aren’t shifting properly and seem very tight? Any help on installing these would be greatly appreciated. Do I start at the throttle, or motor, does it even matter? Is 18 foot too long for this boat, he says “no because you have to allow for the 2 foot loop at the motor” is this the case and how is the loop supposed to go?
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