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WHALER STEERING REPLACEMENT
|Author||Topic: WHALER STEERING REPLACEMENT|
posted 07-01-2001 05:01 PM ET (US)
HELLO FELLO WHALERS. JUST CURIOUS ON RELAPCING MY STEEERING IN THE BOAT. I AM THRILLED WITH THE BOAT AND AM HAVING A BLAST. MY CONCERNS ARE WITH THE TELEFLEX STEARING SYSTEM. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS IF IT IS WORTH REPLACING THE STEERING WITH MORE UP TO DATE CONVENTIONAL SYSTEMS. ANOTHER QUESTION IS IF I HAVE TO REPOWER THE BOAT BEFORE I CHANGE THE STEERING SYSTEM. I WOULD LOVE TO SIMPLY REPLACE JUST THE STEERING THANKS A MILLION GOD BLESS TO ALL
posted 07-01-2001 05:04 PM ET (US)
OH YES I FORGOT TO TELL YOU AL IT IS A 13 FOOT SPORT 1980 AM VERY CONFUSED ON STILL RELACING THE STEERING TECH THANKS
posted 07-01-2001 07:09 PM ET (US)
If you have a Teleflex steering system it is conventional and up to date. If it works and is smooth there is no reason to replace it. All teleflex steering systems are compatable with any engine, so no problem with a re power.
posted 07-02-2001 11:15 AM ET (US)
Are you sure that you have Teleflex steering and not rope steering with the pully system? Teleflex No Feedback Steering is rack and pinion steering. I have a 1983 BW 13' Sport with the rope steering that I will probably eventually replace with Teleflex steering which costs about $125. However, at top speed (35 mph) my boat handles fine. I think Boston Whaler switched to Teleflex steering in the mid 1980's. Good Luck.
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