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dburton posted 05-02-2002 07:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for dburton   Send Email to dburton  
I have been admiring Tom Harden's restoration of a 1971 13-sport.

I am working on my own 1976 13-sport. Tom is quoted that "the Teleflex stand-off bracket installation that is needed with the notched transom."

My 1976 does not have the notched transom. I have a 1981 35hp Evinrude. I intend to install Teleflex steering. Do I need the same Teleflex stand-off?


acseatsri posted 05-02-2002 08:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
No standoff bracket needed. You need an outboard with a 20" shaft. You can use tilt tube mounting, which is better because the engine can be tilted without interference from or danger of bending the steering rod.
Highwater posted 06-02-2002 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
I have the notched, 15" transom on my 1972 Sourpuss 13' but I will be mounting the engine on a CMC manual jackplate with 4" of setback and 7" of vertical lift. Do I need the standoff bracket to install teleflex steering? Or should I forget teleflex steering all together and look into hydralic steering?
jimh posted 06-02-2002 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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jimh posted 06-02-2002 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I believe the need for a special bracker arises in the case of the 13-foot hull with notched transom because of the curved design.

If the usual tilt-tube actuator were used, the notch in the transom and the curve of the transom would combine so as to create interference for the mounting of the steering actuator.

On the 13-foot hulls without a transom notch this problem does not manifest, as least as far as I can deduce from looking at the situation.


jimh posted 06-02-2002 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     

See for your answer. [No, you do not need the special bracket.]

jimh posted 06-02-2002 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Highwater posted 06-02-2002 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
Thanks, Jim.

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