Re: [OMC-Boats] 66 Sportsman

From: Don Mandelas <dmandelas@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 09:02:01 -0700

       I am in need of a good condition transom seal for my 1967 Evinrude Sportsman 155hp, (all round with 12 bolt holes, OMC part 308456). After 40 years mine has become dry and cracked. If you have one in good condition I would be interested in purchasing it from you.

From: scottveazie@...: omc-boats@...: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:25:53 -0700Subject: [OMC-Boats] 66 Sportsman

Well gents, I've decided to part out my 66 Sportsman. Everything is for sale, let me know what you'd like and I'll check it out for you and we can settle on a price. I decided it's just too much for me to take on, and I've found something that is a better project for me (another OMC)~Scott> Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:34:48 -0600> From: lee.k.shuster@...> To: omc-boats@...> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Steering cable routing> > Good choice on TruCourse Steering, Andy! You're gonna love it!> > I've been proclaiming the benefits of TruCourse ever since I did my> Buick-to-Chevy re-power retrofit.> If you locate all the required parts and proper length cable is safer,> more reliable and adds precise control and tracking.> > For those who aren't familiar, with TruCourse, OMC oddly never offered> it on EJO boats. It became very popular with OEM boat manufacturers in> the 70's that were installing the OMC Stringers. It is a torque-free> design, also an OMC proprietary design consisting of gear-driven, sealed> push-pull cables. As an added bonus, (in my case) I got the nifty> rudder-angle indicator.> > The other steering option (beyond EJO's inexpensive and lightweight> rope/pulley/cable system) was the single (large) cable mechanical system> (based I think on Mercury's original Ride-Guide, later sold to> Teleflex?). These were often used in twin stringer installs and require> the "tiller" arm to penetrate the transom and attach directly to the> sterndrives' external down-leg, thus defeating the stringer's elegant> single-hole-thru-the-transom design. But they did use industry-standard> parts, so the OEM boat builders like them.> > Lee Shuster> Salt City> > > > -----Original Message-----> From: omc-boats-bounces@...> [] On Behalf Of A Mark> Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 8:50 AM> To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Steering cable routing> > I just bought a tru course cable set up and am replacing the old cable> system with it on my Tiderider...> > Much easier to maintain as well!> > Andy > > > --- 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> > _______________________________________________> > OMC-Boats mailing list> > OMC-Boats@...> >> > > > > > > ________________________________________________________________________> ____________> Be a better friend, newshound, and> know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.>;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ> _______________________________________________> OMC-Boats mailing list> OMC-Boats@...>> _______________________________________________> OMC-Boats mailing list> OMC-Boats@...>

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