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lucky 13 posted 06-11-2002 02:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for lucky 13   Send Email to lucky 13  
Calling all whaler buffs,

I have seen the solution to modifying the old tiller rope/sheave type steering to the new teleflex cable on the Catacea (57 varieties) 13' whaler restoration. I have been looking for this "stand off bracket" and have only come across a "universal bracket" sold by Detmar ($39). The Detamr description says it is used for motors with no tilt tube (possibly the same type of device). Does anyone know where to find the Teleflex stand-off bracket that is shown in the Catacea referenced above and/or whether the Detmar universal bracket will acomplish the same job. Additionally, Does anyone know whether this requires a different cable? I have already purchased my steering cable and helm. I did not realize that I would need the bracket until I saw the restoration write-up.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tom W Clark posted 06-11-2002 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The Teleflex unit is available in painted steel (part # SA27055P) and also in stainless steel (part # SA27149P).

West Marine is one source that I know carries them. $70 in painted steel, $115 in stainless.

lucky 13 posted 06-12-2002 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for lucky 13  Send Email to lucky 13     
Tom,

Thanks for the info. Got one on order.

smallrussel1 posted 06-13-2002 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for smallrussel1  Send Email to smallrussel1     
The clamp block you are referring to, Teleflex, extends farther away from the transom versus the universal Detmar. I actually purchased both to upgrade my 13.4. I ended up using the Teleflex. The tube has a self-lubing cap on the end nearest the tiller. It is also corrosion proof versus the Detmar being sold in bare metal fashion.

** After much reading and reference, accompanied with trial and error, the proper length of cable for steering is 8'. I have a 9' foot cable of mine and it "dips" slightly below the gunnel wall to accomodate the bend in the rear. Works fine, but could be 8' and aesthetically, should be.

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