Kobelt Introduces Single Lever Pneumatic Propulsion Control Head

Kobelt has introduced another marine control head to their line of die-cast brass propulsion controls.

The Model 2545, pneumatic, propulsion control head is fitted with twin levers for a twinengined vessel. Each lever controls both clutch and throttle on one engine. Also available is a Model 2544 for single engine use.

These controls are designed for use in any 30-250-foot vessel which has a fixed-pitch wheel unit. The controls can also be adapted to any existing type of clutch.

Made of silicon brass for greater corrosion resistance, the controls have stainless-steel hardware and chrome-plated, solid-brass dome covers and handles. Solid, polished brass or black, nyloncoated, anti-glare domes and handles can also be supplied.

Standard on these controls are a neutral detent, neutral switch and firmer, positive action which is neither stiff nor jerky.

Although noncorrosive brass is usually more expensive than aluminum or zinc products, Kobelt's unique die-casting process makes these controls marketable at very competitive prices. Controls carry a five-year parts and labor warranty on all metal parts, with a two-year parts and labor warranty on the synthetic parts.

For further information, write to A1 Pickering, J. Kobelt Manufacturing Co. Ltd., 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V5T 1H2.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 19,  Jul 1978 Donald T. Burkhardt

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