Apollo Duck Boat Archive
2017 Mechanical Controls
Throttle & Shift Cables
Not all throttle and shift cables are created equal. Maximum shift loads and performance are impacted by the type of cable used. Mercury Performance Cables, which control boat speed and engine shifting, are built with a premium quality flexible core to provide unmatched shifting performance compared to standard, solid-core cables. The flexible core is more forgiving in difficult or tight installations. Mercury throttle and shift cables come in a variety of styles, construction types and lengths to accommodate the different engine controls and connections used in the marketplace.
Welcome to total vessel control
Mercury offers everything you need to rig your boat from the foundation components of steering, cables and displays to accessories such as sensors, steering wheels and keys. Whether it’s mechanical, hydraulic or power steering, throttle and shift cables, or mechanical or Digital Throttle and Shift controls, Mercury has you covered. Our selection of gauges and displays span from basic analog to the popular SmartCraft family of SC1000, System Monitor, MercMonitor and VesselView displays.
We’re committed to innovation and making boating easier and more enjoyable. That’s why we’re so proud to be the first and only recreational marine manufacturer to offer a complete line of joystick piloting systems, which include Joystick Piloting for Outboards, Axius Joystick Piloting for sterndrives and Zeus Joystick Piloting for pod drives. That same dedication to innovation has brought you accessory options such as MP Alert and the Theft Deterrent System.
Plus, when you package our rigging products with your Mercury engine you get our Engine Matched Warranty coverage, which extends your engine warranty to the controls and rigging components of your boat.