Re: [OMC-Boats] Steering cable routing

From: A Mark <tinman694@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 07:49:48 -0700 (PDT)

I just bought a tru course cable set up and am
replacing the old cable system with it on my

Much easier to maintain as well!


--- Ethan Brodsky <brodskye@...> wrote:

> As long as we're discussing cables, has anyone
> worked with the cable system
> on the sterndrive systems? I snapped a cable while
> winterizing it last
> year (shouldn't've waited until it was frozen!) and
> have been fixing it
> this week. I replaced the snapped cable, which ran
> from the mid-ship
> junction/spring clamp assembly up to the steering
> wheel, but I haven't had
> the courage to replace the other (longer) cable yet.
> The old cable is very
> stiff and frayed and the new cable is so much more
> supple and robust
> looking, so I wanted to replace all of it before it
> failed entirely.
> It looks pretty complicated to rethread it onto both
> sides of the steering
> drum on the intermediate housing and keep it
> centered. Is there a trick to
> doing it? I'm talking about the cable that runs
> from the forward steering
> wheel drum back to the sterndrive drum, then back up
> to the mid-ship clamp.
> What kind of tension is appropriate in the system?
> My thought is that one
> just wraps it around the sterndrive drum, gets it
> approximately centered,
> clamps it down, then cuts the other two ends to
> length after assembly,
> setting the tension on the one side at the steering
> wheel and the tension
> on the other side at the extension to the steering
> wheel?
> Ethan Brodsky
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