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Mechanical Connection Kits

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There are four basic types of connections for mechanical steering.
STEERING CONNECTION KITS:
TILT TUBE MOUNT
This is the most popular steering cable-to-engine
connection method for outboards with an ABYC
standard tilt tube. This installation requires the use of
a link arm which can be purchased from the engine
manufacturer.
Parts Required: Engine Manufacturer’s Link Arm
TRANSOM SUPPORT MOUNT
This cable connection is used for older model
outboards without tilt tubes, low HP outboards or
applications where transom design interferes with
standard tilt tube mounting.
Parts Required: D, G & H
Master Kits (Include D, G & H):
Stainless Steel Transom Mount Kit
Corrosion Resistant Transom Mount Kit
(See following pages for individual components.)
* In salt or brackish water only use Stainless Steel kit
SPLASHWELL MOUNT
This cable connection is used on boats where
standard tilt tube or transom support mounting
methods are precluded by a splashwell box or lack of
engine tilt tube. The mounting surface is usually near
perpendicular to the transom and between 12 and
16 inches from the center line of the boat and/or tiller
(25-33" total splashwell width).
Parts Required: B, H (90°) or A, H (15°)
Master Kits (Include H & A/B):
90° Splashwell Mount Kit
15° Splashwell Mount Kit
(See following pages for individual components.)
NOTE: Not for thru hull applications.
INBOARD STRINGER SUPPORT MOUNT
This connection is used on inboards and is attached
to a stringer or suitable mounting bracket below
deck. The cable is perpendicular to the centered tiller
and in half stroke for proper operation. An additional
bracket may be needed to support the ball post.
Available in heavy duty “Ski Boat” versions, with
either long (4.5”) or short (2.25”) post standoff to
center of support tube.
Parts Required: E,G,H (long post) or
F,G,H (short post)
(See following pages for individual components.)
Link Arm
(from engine manufacturer)
G
D
H
A or B
(A shown)
H
G
E or F
(E shown)
H
STEERING - Mechanical Connection Kits