Mechanical Steering Identification Guide
ORIGINAL SYSTEM
NAME (VERSION)
DATES USED
&
CABLE COLOR(S)
REPLACEMENT
(NON-POWER-ASSIST
OUTBOARDS & I/OS)
REPLACEMENT
(POWER-ASSIST &
SMALL INBOARDS)
12
Competitive Brand Rack & Pinion Steering Systems:
ACCO
Obsolete
NFB Rack (SS151XX)†
No Replacement Cable
58-8724 (Morse
®
ARC Cable 305396)
HPS Rack (components)
or The Rack (SS141XX)
HPS Rack (components)
or The Rack (SS141XX)
HPS Rack (components)
or The Rack (SS141XX)
SSC130XX
DetMar
®
(Detroit Marine)
Obsolete
®
NFB Rack (SS151XX)†
Cables 4-200/4-400/4-600/DMS500 (Morse DRC 305013) No Replacement Cable
Mercury Ride Guide
and Quicksilver
®
NFB Rack (SS151XX)†
Obsolete
No Replacement Cable
Morse
®
Command 200 Cable Only
300619-XXX
SSC130XX
Morse
®
Command 401
®
47209 Cable
Obsolete
NFB Rack (SS151XX)†
No Replacement Cable
HPS Rack or The Rack
(SS141XX)
HPS Rack or The Rack
(SS141XX)
(NOTE: Thru-transom cable not avail.)
OMC Rack & Pinion
1719/2805/200
Obsolete
FB Rack (SS151XX)†
(NOTE: Thru-transom cable not avail.)
U-Flex old style cable
M86
TO DATE
SSC151XX Single/SSC152XX Dual
SSC141XX
U-Flex Rack & Pinion
TO DATE
NFB Rack (SS151XX)†
HPS Rack (components)
or The Rack (SS141XX)
footnotes to previous charts
mecHAnicAl SteeRing identificAtion
telefleX And moRSe
®
bRAndS
* Since this may be relatively new, replacement of entire system may not be necessary. Please consult your dealer/distributor to determine which
part of the system may need to be replaced. If engine is power-assisted, NFB steering cannot be used. Note that only difference between 1990-
1996 and 1996-date Safe-T QC helms is shape of the helm housing castings.
** Slight dash modification required for installation of recommended new helm. If engine is power-assisted, NFB steering cannot be used.
† Safe-T II is for engines up to and including V-4’s. For manually steered outboards larger than V-4, use NFB 4.2.
KEY TO CHART HEADINGS: Rotary Steering has a rounded diecast helm (steering gear case) behind dash; Rack & Pinion Steering has a long
metal tubular rack housing behind dash; Hydraulic Steering has 2 or 3 hoses (or tubing sections) attached to helm behind dash.
mecHAnicAl SteeRing identificAtion
competitive bRAndS
* Cable only can be replaced if Teleflex helm is present. ** Some dashboard modifications required to install Teleflex helm.
† No FeedBack steering is recommended for non-power-assisted engines only. Safe-T II is for engines up to and including V-4’s. For manually
steered outboards larger than V-4, use NFB 4.2 (single or dual cable) or NFB Rack (single or dual cable). If engine is power-assisted, NFB steering
cannot be used.
NOTE: When a Rack system is being replaced by a Rotary system (or vice-versa), you must measure for the replacement system using Teleflex
catalog measuring instructions. For example: a 15-foot rack system would not be replaced by a 15-foot rotary system. See steering cable
measurement section for information on how to measure for replacement cables. The Morse
®
(P/N 312020) and U-Flex (P/N M66) “universal”
replacement cables for rotary steering systems are not recommended for use with Teleflex helms. In accordance with A.B.Y.C. recommended
practices, Teleflex recommends that engine maker connection kits be used with all outboard motors.
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