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Jholmes105 posted 09-17-2001 12:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jholmes105   Send Email to Jholmes105  
How hard is it to change the Steering system from a wire rope and pulleys to a Teleflex Cable system? I read the thread on the safety issues with wire rope and pulleys steering; and would be interested in changing the steering on the 1975 11' Whaler. I just aquired the little Whaler and am in the process of refinishing all the original wood!!! What a cute little Whaler package I picked up! All Original with console and motor and trailer! I will have pictures of the restoration project soon! What kind of price can I expect for this change? Parts needed? Is there a kit?
WantaWhale posted 09-17-2001 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for WantaWhale  Send Email to WantaWhale     
Would love to see pics of your boat. I have a 96 11'. Are you sure it's that old? I didn't think they made the 11 back then. If you need pics of how to route the teleflex system , I would be happy to take a few...just drop me an email.

gnrgunner posted 09-17-2001 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for gnrgunner  Send Email to gnrgunner     
I switched my wire rope and pulley steering system to Teleflex cable about 2 months ago while on my vacation. All Teleflex steering systems come in kits including everything but the steering wheel and steering arm. I bought the Safe T Qucik system from a local marina for about $150. If you don't have a Teleflex steering arm, you have to buy that separately. I got mine off of a scrapped engine. I think it's about the same at West Marine or any other marine supply store. The only power tool you will need is a 3 1/4" hole saw to enlarge the hole for the rack and bezel. Other than that you will just need a screw driver, some marine grease for the tilt tube, and a lot of patience. I would highly recommed the switch. Good Luck!


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