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hardensheetmetal posted 06-07-2001 07:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for hardensheetmetal   Send Email to hardensheetmetal  
I need some help locating a special part that allows one to use teleflex steering with the notched transom on an early 13' Sport.

I had asked this question before, but Chuck Bennet was only able to direct me to a marine supply store (which I appreciate greatly),but I was under the assumption that there was a very specific part made by someone other than Teleflex, that could remedy this problem. If not could someone either email or fax me a diagram of how to make this work .

Thanks,
Dan Harden

Dick posted 06-07-2001 08:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Dan
I will e-mail you the page from the teleflex tech manual.
Dick
lhg posted 06-07-2001 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Also check with your engine manufacturer/Dealer. Most made an add-on steering tube for use with the twin cable mechanical steering systems, which mounted in front of the engine bracket, creating in effect two tilt tubes for the twin cables. This would probably put the cable far enough forward (about 2 or 3" in front of the regular tilt tube)to clear the transom. I have one of these in my storeroom for Mercury, if you're interested. I know OMC and Yamaha also make this part. OMC availability could now be a problem, though.
Don't know what's going on with their parts operation.
hardensheetmetal posted 06-07-2001 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Dick & ihg -

Thanks,
This is all I need to finish this boat up, but I haven't got a clue on what needs to be done. I have seen the teleflex parts that hold the cable and 'stand off' but have never seen how this would work on a whaler. I am not completely following you ihg, when you say 'twin cable'. I know on my 22 I have a two cable system, but obviously on a smaller boat you would only have a single cable, right? My motor is a 1980 40 Merc, so if it will work, I would be interested. Also, hopefully this doesn't matter but I actually have Morse cable, with an adapter to a Teleflex helm. It all connects to the motor the same, so I wouldn't think it makes any difference.

Thanks a ton for the help-
Dan

hardensheetmetal posted 06-07-2001 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Dick & ihg -

Thanks,
This is all I need to finish this boat up, but I haven't got a clue on what needs to be done. I have seen the teleflex parts that hold the cable and 'stand off' but have never seen how this would work on a whaler. I am not completely following you ihg, when you say 'twin cable'. I know on my 22 I have a two cable system, but obviously on a smaller boat you would only have a single cable, right? My motor is a 1980 40 Merc, so if it will work, I would be interested. Also, hopefully this doesn't matter but I actually have Morse cable, with an adapter to a Teleflex helm. It all connects to the motor the same, so I wouldn't think it makes any difference.

Thanks a ton for the help-
Dan

hardensheetmetal posted 06-07-2001 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
I gotta stop doing that,

Anyway-

Dick, Thanks for the email, I am kicking myself, I have seen this part many times before, but for some reason, after reading other posts, I was under the impression that there was some 'special' part that someone made just for old 13' Whalers to cure this problem. I fully understand now, Thganks again for the clarification (sometimes I just need a kick to the head).

Dan

RHLOOS posted 06-07-2001 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for RHLOOS  Send Email to RHLOOS     
Dan, There is an outfit in Fl. that makes an offset steering arm for Whalers with the 15" stepdown transom. It is T & R Marine. There number is 850-584-4261 I spoke with Bill there and he knew exactly what I was talking about. This company only makes steering systems. ROB
lhg posted 06-08-2001 12:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Dan - the part I am referring to is normally designed to hold the second steering cable of the twin system. It has the threaded end, etc to receive the cable. In your case, the engine tilt tube would not be used, and the steering cable would go into the stand-off tube. The link arm still connects in the standard fashion.

The front of the engine bracket would have two vertical surfaces, about 6" apart, each with two threaded holes, to receive the brackets that support this tube. I know that all Mercury engines, 75Hp and up, to this day, still have these. Don't know about your model.

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