Fits MCM & MIE mercruiser and 3.4L OB
Although the side-mount control is very similar to the panel-mount control, it
is different. Both types of control are mounted on the sidewall inside the
boat. However, the side-mount is for outboard engines only, and the mechanical
box and harness/throttle and shift cables are visible. On panel- or
flush-mount controls, only the bezel and handle are visible and the mechanical
box, wires, and cables are hidden behind the wall of the boat.
Side-mount controls are typically used with lower horsepower outboard
engines. The controls are one unit, mounted to the inner wall close to the
steering wheel. Included in the side mount control is a warm-up lever for
cold-weather starting, a key switch that doubles as a choke, a lanyard safety
switch, and trim switch in the handles. As with all Mercury mechanical controls,
the handles have a soft grip for comfort.