Re: '65 Sweet 16: Replacing Steering Cable

From: Michael Frenn <semsc@...>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:01:41 -0700

Well, that certainly gives me a fair amount of info to get stared. Thanks,

----- Original Message -----
From: <LeeHazen@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: '65 Sweet 16: Replacing Steering Cable

> In a message dated 9/5/03 7:48:30 AM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > I need to replace the
> > steering cable. I've found replacement cable (3/16" aircraft cable).
> > anyone done this? Any tips or pitfalls you can share?
> It's been a long time since I replaced the cable on my first Seasport 155.
> If I remember correctly, you thread the new cable starting at the
> wheel location through the pulleys down to the outdrive, wrap it around
> helix steering worm gear and thread it back up to the steering wheel,
> the wheel's worm gear and on to a spring clamp that attaches the two ends
> of the cable. It's a job, so IF your cable is not broken, take careful
> of
> how it is threaded up. Pull the new cable in place AS the old one is
> out so you don't get it steering backward. I think the cable spring clamp
> just over the area where the throttle shift is located up inside the hull
> top.
> Good luck. Don't forget to grease your steering gears and the outdrive
> swivel. It will feel like power steering when it is set up right.
> Lee
Received on Friday, 5 September 2003

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