Nautique 200 Throttle Handle

LazLaz Posts: 382 Solid Baller
Hi Ballers. Perhaps someone can help me with what I think should be a simple fix.

My throttle stopped locking into neutral. It will go into gear without having to pull up on the circle-thing. I took it apart and I think the problem is a missing spring. The little lock-thing will slide into place if I push it down, but it will not pop down by itself. Please see the attached picture. I'm not sure what it is supposed to look like, but I think there should be two springs, one below the narrowing and one above. Does anyone know?



  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 2,240 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Interesting. I had the same issue 2 months ago with the spring breaking. Couldn’t find a replacement spring without buying a whole new assembly. I ended up putting in 2 springs from old ballpoint pens and it works ok. Much less resistance but locks into place pretty reliably.

    At some point I may replace with a stiffer spring but the 2 springs out of a pen is adequate.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • LazLaz Posts: 382 Solid Baller
    Great suggestion. How did you get the shaft out? Did you have to straighten the tip?
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 2,240 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    edited August 8
    There are 3 Allen bolts in the holes in your pic. Remove those and the base will separate. I don’t remember if the knob at the top needs to come off or not, but there is another small Allen bolt that will let it come off as well.

    You will want to be sure it’s greased when you reassemble.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,879 Mega Baller
    at great expense, I replaced an old shift handle and control for a CC 200 that has over 4000 hours. Brand new from Miami Nautique. Works like new again.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • InterjonInterjon Posts: 32 Baller
    Anyone ever had an assembly tick? My new model 200 started ticking when put in gear (forward or reverse). The ticking is roughly 120 times a minute and does not change based upon RPMs. Everything, except for the ticking, works fine.
  • WoodySkierWoodySkier Posts: 162 Baller
    edited August 8
    On a related item, a while ago the neutral button on mine stopped working. I really don’t ever have a reason to rev it up in neutral, but I don’t have the ability to do it anymore. It makes a weird nose but doesn’t stay in neutral when I push it. Has anyone ever replaced that neutral button on, it’s a 2015 200
  • LazLaz Posts: 382 Solid Baller

    I found a replacemnt spring and will try the repair tomorrow. In the picture, there is a spring in the space next to "200". Is there normally a second spring in the space above? Not sure what it would be pushing on.

    My thought is that only the remaining spring has died and needs to be replaced.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 2,240 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    That was an oddball thing. When I took mine apart, I think there were 3 pieces. I think it is suppose to be a single spring that broke in several places over the years. I can't think of any reason for multiple springs in that assembly.

    Its not that sensitive and almost any spring that will fit should work as long as you get close to a reasonable tension.
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  • jpwhitjpwhit Posts: 259 Solid Baller
    @Laz there is only one spring.
  • LazLaz Posts: 382 Solid Baller
    @jpwhit Thanks!
  • LazLaz Posts: 382 Solid Baller
    @jpwhit @Bruce_Butterfield
    Success! Used a 1/4” by 2” compression spring from Home Depot. It’s a little on the stiff side, but it locks into neutral with enthusiasm.

  • LK_skierLK_skier Posts: 130 Baller
    @Laz - easy job ? Mine is getting sloppy...
  • LazLaz Posts: 382 Solid Baller
    @LK_skier Yes, I might actually take out the spring and shorten it a bit.
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