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Wayneman posted 05-13-2003 04:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wayneman   Send Email to Wayneman  
Once more I find myself to be victim to a marina big on promises and low on integrity when it comes to replacing the control cables for my 1980 Evinrude 60. I purchased the used motor with the original control but the cables were too short after being routed through the tunnel. Does anyone know if longer ones can be ordered through someone?
Dick posted 05-13-2003 06:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The cables are available through any Johnson/Evinrude dealer. Teleflex also makes them.

Dick

Sal DiMercurio posted 05-13-2003 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Keep in mind those cables have to come out on the starboard side , make the turn to the engine, then make a "BIG" loop & come back to the engine.
The bigger the loop, the less strain is on them & they will last much longer.
Their really not expensive at all.
Sal
whalersman posted 05-13-2003 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Wayneman,

On what boat are you putting these cables?

A particular boat will use a particular length of cable whether it be a Steering Cable or the Control Cables.. It also depends on how the cables are routed and how much of a loop you have room to put in the cables.

jimh posted 05-14-2003 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Changed TOPIC; was "Spanked again...Short cables and a CRUMY marina."]
Wayneman posted 05-14-2003 11:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Thank you everyone. I need the shifting and throttle (spelling?) cables for the Evinrude. The boat is a 1964 Nauset and I'm not sure of the length of cables required.
Wayneman posted 05-14-2003 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
P.S. They must go through the center tunnel and loop up under the wooden center console to the stock control unit which is mounted on top.
Sal DiMercurio posted 05-14-2003 12:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
The loop needs to be in front of the engine, [ shift & throttle ] not under the consel.
Sal
whalersman posted 05-14-2003 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Wayneman,

Here are some photos of my Montauk with the loop at the engine like Sal mentions. For my Montauk, I used 20' cables to achieve this loop. The loop keeps the cables from protruding forward of the Splash Well and the cables don't bind when turning the wheel in either direction.

www.sisqtel.net/~jkriz/Montauk/montauk.html

jimh posted 05-14-2003 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Wooden center console?

Connect to "stock control unit"?

It sounds to me that you have an older Nauset with Morse controls. You might want to determine the model of your boat and the type of controls you have before ordering anything.

Backlash posted 05-14-2003 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
It sounds to me like you have a Morse control too. Teleflex Morse makes a variety of cables; 3300, 400, 33C, etc. Your existing (too short) cables should have some type of identifying numbers stamped on them. Use this number to get the proper (longer) cables.
Wayneman posted 05-14-2003 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Thank you everyone. It is a 1964 Nauset with a wooden console. I do not have Morse controls but the controls that came with the 1980 Evinrude 60. I picked up the new cables a few hours ago. Thx for the pics and info.
Dick posted 05-14-2003 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
whalersman

That is one fine looking Montauk.

Dick

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