Re: [omc-boats] Trucourse steering

From: lib1@...
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 08:11:26 -0600

Thanks Gregory for the pics of the lubrication fitting for the steering.

And thanks to Phil Bunde for lettimg us attach pics.

Just a note of clarification for the record: It's incorrect to call this a TruCourse steering. The various manuals aren't very clear on this subject:
OMC used three steering systems on electric stringers (which are typically not covered in the manuals):

1) ALL Evinrude-Johnson-OMC boats used the aircraft-type Cable-Rope and Pulley, shown here (thanks GFB!).

2) Then came the mechnaical/rack & pinion "Tiller Arm" which required attaching an external ARM thru a hole in the transom to the side of the sterndrive leg.

3) Around 1971 -72 came the proprietary OMC TruCourse system. It marries the concepts of mechanical gears and cables. It's a push-pull system where the cables are totally sealed-enclosed. The cables were sold in specific lengths. TruCousre can be retro-fitted to cable-pulley systems, but the necessary parts are difficult to come by. (TruCourse is the only system usually mentioned in the manuals).

Go figure...

Lee

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Gregory B. Fell
  To: omc-boats@...
  Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 5:10 AM
  Subject: RE: [omc-boats] Trucourse steering

  Hereís a picture of mine. Is that what you were looking for?

   

   

  Gregory B. Fell

  The Fell Law Firm

  3300 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 700

  Dallas, Texas 75219

  PHN : 972-488-8177

  FAX : 214-219-4218

  GFELL@...

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  From: Gregory B. Fell [mailto:gfell@...]
  Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 11:18 AM
  To: 'omc-boats@...'
  Subject: RE: [omc-boats] Trucourse steering

   

  I just greased that this past weekend (í69 Sportsman). On mine itís on the Starboard side at about a 45 degree up angle to the ground about four inches forward of the transom. It is a bit inconspicuous. After all these years, it still takes me a good long look to zero in on it.

   

  Gregory B. Fell

  The Fell Law Firm

  3300 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 700

  Dallas, Texas 75219

  PHN : 972-488-8177

  FAX : 214-219-4218

  GFELL@...

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  From: owner-omc-boats@... [mailto:owner-omc-boats@...] On Behalf Of Mike Rewegan
  Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:42 AM
  To: omc-boats@...
  Subject: Re: [omc-boats] Trucourse steering

   

  not all intermediate housings had that grease fitting.

  "Scott E. Veazie" <scottveazie@...> wrote:

  Does anyone have the trucourse steering setup on their boats? I know it's a
  later accessory never offered on our boats, but on my boat (Glastron) I have
  trucourse. I'm trying to find the inner grease fitting inside the boat on
  the intermediate housing for the steering shaft. Anyone know where it's at?
  My steering is really stiff, I can't believe the cables would be bad.

  ~Scott

  -----
  To get off this list send mail to omc-boats-unsubscribe@...

   

    

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Make free worldwide PC-to-PC calls. Try the new Yahoo! Canada Messenger with Voice

  --
  No virus found in this incoming message.
  Checked by AVG Free Edition.
  Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 268.18.24/742 - Release Date: 4/1/2007 8:49 PM

  --
  No virus found in this outgoing message.
  Checked by AVG Free Edition.
  Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 268.18.24/742 - Release Date: 4/1/2007 8:49 PM

  --
  No virus found in this outgoing message.
  Checked by AVG Free Edition.
  Version: 7.5.446 / Virus Database: 269.4.0/761 - Release Date: 4/14/2007 9:36 PM

-----
To get off this list send mail to omc-boats-unsubscribe@...

image001.jpg image004.jpg
Received on Monday, 16 April 2007

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Tuesday, 29 July 2014 EDT