Types of Control Mounts

Depending on the boat and engine, controls can be installed using different mount types. The main kinds of mounts are: side, panel or flush, console, binnacle, or top-mount. Typically, side mounts are used in conjunction with mechanical controls on outboard engines. The control box is installed on the boat’s inner wall.

Panel or flush mounts can be used with mechanical and digital controls. The boxes are hidden behind a wall with the handle flush to the wall. Console, binnacle, and top-mount installations likewise can be used for both mechanical and digital controls. Components are usually hidden under decorative housing with the handle attached. You can browse some housing options the next type you pick up synthetic 2 stroke outboard oil.

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