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Matt_Juanes posted 12-04-2002 11:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for Matt_Juanes   Send Email to Matt_Juanes  
I have a 1969 13-Sport (side console) with the original pulley steering. I would like to put a Teleflex system in, but the console is olny 14"L and 10"W. When I went to the boat store they had only one type of system, "The Rack". It was too big to fit under my console. When I looked in the catalogs thay have several different systems. What system would be right for me?


Matt Juanes

Steve Leone posted 12-05-2002 12:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
Matt, there are two you can comfortably chose from. They both are rotary heads and will easily fit your application. The first choice is a TLM SS14715 NFB STERRING Kit. NFB stands for "No Feedback". This means that when you let go of the steering wheel the outboard will stay in the position you left it and not travel back to center. It comes in handy when you have to momentarily let go of the wheel to grab somthing or do your fly up. They list for as much as 230.00 and wholesale for around $145.00. The second choice is a standard rotary without the NFB option. Stay away from the "Safety Quick" as this version has been discontinued and may be hard to get parts for later. The standard rotary set-up from Teleflex lists for as much as $169.00 and wholesales for about $89.00. Both kits come with everything you need except for the steering wheel. A standard wheel will run you as much as $32.00 list and wholesales for about $23.00. Your old steering wheel will not work on this new set-up. All come in various cable lengths. You will need a 9 foot cable for your 13ft Whaler. Good Luck, Steve
captbone posted 12-05-2002 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I a have heard that you can not use the thru tube on the older whaler and need a standoff to run teleflex and steer the motor, it their anyway around this.
Steve Leone posted 12-05-2002 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
Not true. On any Whaler you can run the new cable end through the pivot tube on the outboard. It is sometimes necessary to unbolt the outboard an slide it to the side to install the cable end into and through the pivot tube. On outboards not equiped with a pivot tube it is necessary to use a standoff tube affixed to the transom. The latter does not require a steering link. Steve
jimh posted 12-05-2002 11:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Changed TOPIC; was WitchTelefiex for a 69 13'BW. Edited post to improve readability--jimh]
spindlepoint posted 12-06-2002 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for spindlepoint  Send Email to spindlepoint     
I am also in need of the correct Teleflex setup for a 1969 13' Sport that will have a 1996 25hp evinrude. Does anyone know if this motor has a "tube" or is there an extra part I will need from evinrude? Will I need a stand off tube for the transom? Anyone know the correct teleflex part numbers?
Steve Leone posted 12-06-2002 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
Spindlepoint, you will know if your outboard is equiped with a tube by just looking at it. The tube is exactly that. It has threaded ends and is hollow. If it does not have the tube it has a through bolt with a washer and a nut on the end. You will need a standoff tube if your outboard does not have one. Steve
Steve Leone posted 12-06-2002 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
Matt, I goofed. The part # I gave you for the NFB kit was for a 15ft cable. You will need a TLM SS14709. The last two digit denotes the length. Sorry, Steve
Steve Leone posted 12-06-2002 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
The standoff tubes are available aftermarket. Steve

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