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Mxzx posted 03-22-2001 04:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for Mxzx   Send Email to Mxzx  
I am looking to upgrade the steering to a Teleflex system from the old pulley/cable system. I was wondering if anyone has done this, what cable length is needed, and is there interference when using the stock dash with the cable hitting the side of the boat? Please e-mail
Kim posted 03-22-2001 07:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kim  Send Email to Kim     
I have one allmost new , as I just put a hydraulic steering system on.I will let it go cheep!!!
it is a 17 foot cable,a teleflex safe-t system. you will need a steering wheel and the drag link for what ever motor you have. this was on a montauk17 what boat do you have? kim.
beachedwhale posted 03-22-2001 10:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for beachedwhale  Send Email to beachedwhale     
The only whaler in 1969 with pulleys and cable would be the 13 foot sport. The Montauk system would be a bit long for it.
I have seen postings in the past about this modication in the repairs. The trick appears to get a special part that allows the clearance in the back well.
I am restoring a 68 Nauset, if there is no interest in the steering system, I may be.
Kim posted 03-23-2001 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kim  Send Email to Kim     
beachedwhale; ya sure . I don't have a use for it.
I allso have a set of teleflex gages tac, temp.volt,trim,and hrs w/124hrs... allmost new. they are set in teak 6 inch x 26 inch . this was the dash in the 82 montauk17 new teak.
the temp has sending unit that I had fit to the head to reed head temp. on my omc it ran about 175* kim.
Kim posted 03-23-2001 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kim  Send Email to Kim     
I have all the paper work on the gages, that tell how to hook up ......... kim.
hardensheetmetal posted 03-23-2001 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
The 13 that i am restoring had an ugly jack plate on the transome. I don't wnt to reuse it when i put the Merc 40 back on, but it does already have teleflex steering, so I guess i am also going to have to get that mystery part. Does anyone have the make, part number, and supplier of that special part that lets one use teleflex with a 15" transome.


Chesapeake posted 03-23-2001 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Dan: Talk to either Chuck or Denise at Boston Whaler. She has been particularly helpful in this regard.

Bob W.

awares posted 03-23-2001 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for awares  Send Email to awares     
The mystery part is called a clamp block. This is a Teleflex part that is used as a standoff from the transom for the steering cable. It is available in either a corrosion resistant steel or stainless steel.

The West Marine 2001 catalog has them shown on page 357.

Teleflex part number is: SA27055P $64.99

Stainless part number is: SA27149P $104.99

They also have a kit available if so desired that contains all of the hardware plus the support tube and clevis kit.

Teleflex part number: SA27256P $104.99

Stainless part number: SA27255P $184.99

I hope this will help you.

Allen Wares

maverick posted 03-22-2002 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Dan - I just put NFB (No Feed Back) steering on my 1970 13' Sport, and used 10' of teleflex cable. I have the 15" transom, so the end of the cable would not go in the motor, so I had to buy the part you asked about - it's called a Universal Connector kit, and works well. I paid $39.95 for the entire kit and bought the steering system from the same place for $159.00 more. I also got a replacement spin on fuel filter (looks like a car's oil filter) for ONLY $3.95! This place is called Surplus unlimited in Daytona, FLA. 800-842-5403. They also have a web address I had good service, and am well pleased with the parts and entire transaction. I have some photos that i'll email you so you can see what mine looks like. Anyone else need photos, pls email me and I'll send them to you. My new 25 Johnson does great on the little 13 - my 17 year old has been having a great [safe] time in it! Best, mav
maverick posted 03-22-2002 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Forgot the part numbers: Universal Conn Kit is Item # 0608; the NFB steering kit (10' cable and helm) is Item # 0446, "10' NFB SS132 Steering kit", all from Surplus Unlimited. (I'm not affiliated with this company in any way - I happended upon them while internet surfing). Mav
whalerron posted 03-22-2002 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
beachedwhale, that comment about the cable-pulley systems only being used on the 13 footers in 1969 is wrong. My 1969 Minot, which is virtually identical to a Katama, is 16' 7" and it came with the cable pulley steering system.
bwmenemsha posted 03-24-2002 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for bwmenemsha    
kim.... ref to the cable and gauges....i am restoring a menemsha which is a sakonett with a cuddy....i have just bought all new gauges but have been holding off on steering until i actually rig it out....if you still have it what would you take for it.....thank you....bob...(tried to email you but returned)

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