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Old 06-05-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Mather electronic throttle....

.....ring a bell with anyone?
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:23 PM   #2
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Yeah, though it's 'Mathers' with an 'S' isn't it? Gear shifts too.
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Ta Jon. Do you know anything of them? Are they quality? I guess they make replacements for standard Items?
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:58 PM   #4
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The all important 'S' turned google into my friend. Ta.

The company appear to be owned by ZF.
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I used to skipper a big (50') cathedral hull american cruser thingy, like a floating american motorhome, with twin cummins diesels on 'V' drives, it had Mathers gear & throttle controls inside and on the flybridge, you just pushed a wee button at either station to take control from there (as long as the other station was in neutral and at idle).

They were ok, though there was a noticable delay in the gear shift actuation, which was a little annoying.

Quite a hefty servo arangement at each gearbox, operating the shift valve via a short (about 1 metre) morse cable.

I guess the main reasons for using the system were, very light control operation, whatever the distance tween control station and motors, and very simple dual station setup.

I believe the Mathers system is considered 'high end', they've certainly been around for years, this particular boat was mid to late eighties build. twoz called a mediterranean 500.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:09 PM   #6
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Thanx.

http://matherscontrols.com/ZFR/Contr...ge=Description

I see how they work.



What a fount of knowledge, Mr Fuller.
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MATHER CONTROLS

The Mather controls are superb and I have driven many different boats with them, my only critisism is the throttle operation is too easy, on a couple of ocasions in the Med I was caught up in the tail end of a Mystralle and when the boat landed heavily the throttles actually opened up which is a bit disconcerting, but otherwise the delay is no problem on shifting although I believe it can be tuned out on sterndrive applications.
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