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nukeboot posted 06-27-2001 06:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for nukeboot  

I just inherited my Grandfather's '66 13' Whaler. My uncle took everything apart and now I have to restore AND figure out how to put it all back together. I'm sure I'll be in this forum a lot with questions.

My first task is to reconnect the steering cable/pullies system. Can anyone point me to a diagram that shows where the cables and pullies go?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Steve Leone posted 06-27-2001 08:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
The pulley system is nice if you want to keep it all original. The modern rotary is a good replacement though. They come with various features like "No Feedback" etc. Cost is approx $150.00, an extra $50.00 for the "No Feedback". The kit comes with everything but the steering wheel. A 17ft whaler with a center console would need an 18 foot kit I think. The old style pulley system can be dangerous if a cable slips or snaps, Steve.
Steve Leone posted 06-27-2001 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
Sorry, a 13ft. Whaler would take a much shorter kit. The last one I rigged had a side console and required and 8ft kit, Steve.
Bigshot posted 06-27-2001 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ditto on the 8'
Tom W Clark posted 06-28-2001 01:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

If you want to use cable and pulley steering then it's pretty straightforward how to rig it on a 13. I assume you have the Sport with side console.

Both cables come off the helm and go through the pulleys mounted in the starboard seat clamp. From there they pass to two pulleys in the starboard stern corner of the boat. From there one goes directly to the motor and the other passes in front of the motor to the port stern corner pulley and thence to the motor.

The tiller rope tighteners (springs) can be in line anywhere but usually on this boat I've seen one each on each side of the motor in between the ends of the cable and the motor itself.

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