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paid4 posted 10-16-2001 09:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for paid4   Send Email to paid4  
Since I have owned this '71, 16'-7" (20 years) the steering has never been what I would call smooth , relative to other boats I've piloted. It originally had a (original?) Morse system, complete with white wheel... the cable went thru the tunnelwas mounted to the stern by a pivoting bracket and to the motor... I replaced that some years later with a Telflex system with was installed the same way. I've been told that the bend the cable needs to make out of the tunnel is too severe to provide smoothe operation... I don't buy it as I've seen many a Whaler outfitted this way. Can anyone give me insight on the proper steering setup? thx in advance, Jack
Drisney posted 10-16-2001 07:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Drisney  Send Email to Drisney     
My hull is of similar age to yours. The Telex cable comes out of the tunnel and goes over to the gunnel making the turn and then is connected to the engine bracket. The biggest improvement I have made to the quality of steering with it is to add a packing nut with a zirk fitting (approx $20) It keeps the steering free and easy!!
paid4 posted 10-16-2001 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for paid4  Send Email to paid4     
D- Mine loops that way as well...not familiar with a what a packing nut is or where it goes and as for the zirk fitting... can you describe more in detail or lead me to a picture? jack

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