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moore2it
#1 Posted : Friday, April 15, 2011 2:56:26 PM(UTC)
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A friend of ours has a 1976 Marinette Express Cruiser powered by twin 318's. He has a steering cable problem and needs to replace it. As far as he can see there are no numbers on the cable. He has not removed the cable yet and does not want to do so until he has a replacement for it. The cable is about 12 and 1/2 feet long and has a black coating. Does anyone have any info on what he needs to be looking for and where?

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marinettejoe on 4/17/2011(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Friday, April 15, 2011 3:36:15 PM(UTC)
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Art,

Tell your friend & anyone else having cable steering problems to switch to a hydraulic steering system especially if they only have a single helm after the initial price shock they’ll B telling other members as I am to switch Dancing that’s the best investment I ever made to my 74 BigM anyone that has changed over will probably agree with me Think

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moore2it on 4/29/2011(UTC)
tundrarules
#3 Posted : Friday, April 15, 2011 4:14:28 PM(UTC)
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Old thread on the subject

http://www.marinetteboat.com/forum/yaf_postsm8842_HOW-TO-Install-a-replacement-steering-cable.aspx
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moore2it on 4/29/2011(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Saturday, April 16, 2011 4:37:07 AM(UTC)
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That’s a really nice set up that River Rat Did on the installation of the cable steering system Applause As long as U keep them lubricated annually guess they should last quite along time & at about ½ the price of a Hydraulic System but if the owner has plans in the near future to go with a auto pilot they’ll have to convert to a hydraulic assist so that the A/P will work correctly Think that’s why back in yesteryear of the early 90s I went with the extra expense for the H/S. Again a nice installation Dancing
BTW Jeff, has a good easy way to lub the cables on his how too site.Applause

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moore2it on 4/30/2011(UTC)
dougrose
#5 Posted : Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:26:32 AM(UTC)
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I put hydraulic steering (bought surplus) on my Boston Whaler outboard and was stunned at the improvement. So I went out and bought the wheel pump and cylinder to add it to the M, but I haven't done it yet. I plan to put hydraulic on the flybridge, since I do most of my steering from up there, and leave the cable on the inside helm. It will be a bit of a project and isn't at the top of the list...

At any rate, add me to this list of folks who think that hydraulic is worth the money.


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moore2it on 4/30/2011(UTC)
marinettejoe
#6 Posted : Sunday, April 17, 2011 8:17:46 AM(UTC)
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I could not find the steermaster mark II cable at all. The company that made them (ACCO) sold out to teleflex/moore and no replacement is available. Stock seems to have been exhausted from any source I knew of.

I went with the hydraulic seastar system from teleflex. Mostly a 1 person job, except filling it.. I dislike the amount of travel in the system (6 rotations), but it works very well. My lower helm is still cable.
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moore2it on 4/29/2011(UTC)
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