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Thread: Steering cable

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
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    Default Steering cable

    I have an older boat that needs new steering cables. At the present it has a coated galvanized cable attached. I'm thinking that a stainless cable would be a better option. Any suggestions? Would something like this work? ​http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Coat.../dp/B0013HEK9G

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    Baton rouge, La, USA
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    Default Re: Steering cable

    if its flexible enough.....i would closely inspect the rollers and little brackets that the cable runs thru and make sure they are in good shape...its been a long time since i run that kind of steering but back in its day that was more important than the cable and one of the failure points...

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    Default Re: Steering cable

    I run coated galvanized for years with little problems. I kept extra clamps and cable in my tool box just in case but never had to do anything but adjust the cable a couple times. I adapted a rack and pinion (teleflex) steering to my 61 lark III 40hp and works really sweet you dont have that slop the old cables allways have.

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    Default Re: Steering cable

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Teleflex-Tra...df26bb&vxp=mtr this type of mount is for the transom to hold the cable end. older engines dont have the threaded tilt tube to insert the cable but (the rack) combined with this mount works great and you get the full range of steering stop to stop with no effort whatever.

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