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Brother is having on and off problems with his neutral

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Brother is having on and off problems with his neutral safety switch. Has a 26 ft. w/225 omc. Boat originally came with teleflex shift and starting sys. I believe it was changed along the line to a Morse control. I think they are both ou/t of business now and brother is looking for some NOS morse controls w/safety switch. Any such out there to your knowledge???

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Not off hand as I said it's my bro's boat

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Teleflex bought out Morse and Teleflex is still in business. They supply almost all the controls to marine engines today.

Now if you can give me an idea which control you have we may be able to find the neutral safety switch.

Can you post a pic of the control or give me the engine model year?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I can't, live across the state from my brother. Was just trying to get some answers for him. I know he has on again and off again trouble with this control. The mechanic he used jiggled the handle while turning the key to start the engine. Is there a site to go to for these parts or for NOS parts???
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

I have to know what you have to get that info. There are hundreds of different controls.

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