Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 June 2008, 10:56   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Largs
Boat name: Pinto
Make: Zodiac 4.7 Pro 9
Length: 4m +
Engine: Evenrude 40 e-TEC
MMSI: 235055258
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 68
cable steering components

Hi, I have a trivial but annoying problem with one of the components of the steering wheel mount, behind the console, and I am hoping for some pointers before I get a real problem. Comming out of the mounting are what looks like a pair of thick wires that are twisted around each other, and flex and move with the steering. My problem is that these are meant to sit in a stiff piece of polythene tube, but this repeatedly falls off leaving the twisted wires trying to slash at the wiring behind the console.

Does anyone know what this is for, and how I can more permanently keep it in place?

thanks
__________________

__________________
Pinto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 June 2008, 11:35   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
That's your steering cable and the tube is a shield.You might be able to glue it back in place if you're lucky and can clean all the grease off. It's quite common for them to fall off.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 June 2008, 17:01   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Largs
Boat name: Pinto
Make: Zodiac 4.7 Pro 9
Length: 4m +
Engine: Evenrude 40 e-TEC
MMSI: 235055258
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 68
Hi, thanks for the advice and input on this. I suppose its reassuring to hear that its a common problem. In the poly tube there is a kind of ring/spring clip that I assume grips onto the coble outlet. I tried squeezing this to make it a little less round, and hopefully grip better, but it didn't make much odds.

I guess I'll keep improvising, and let people know if I find something that works.

thanks again
__________________
Pinto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 June 2008, 16:25   #4
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,267
RIBase
Be interested to see a picture of your boat Pinto - always happy to see another fellow Zodiac owner!
__________________
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.