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|Author||Topic: Steering Setup|
posted 06-27-2001 06:02 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-27-2001 08:29 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-27-2001 08:32 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-27-2001 10:41 PM ET (US)
Ditto on the 8'
|Tom W Clark||
posted 06-28-2001 01:37 AM ET (US)
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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