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Old 18 June 2008, 12:34   #11
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I've found cables on ebay that seem to be far cheaper than any other ones I've been quoted.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TELEFLEX-MORSE...2em118Q2el1247
Do these cables come with the two sliding bars at one end and the bare springed bit at the other end?

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Old 18 June 2008, 14:05   #12
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Thats a throttle cable not a steering one.

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Old 18 June 2008, 14:07   #13
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Yea, I figured that out shortly after I posted it.
I've found this on ebay, which seems to be a good price (yes/no?)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Teleflex-Stand...2em118Q2el1247
Does this look acceptable?
Unless anyone finds something wrong I'm gonna measure up, and go ahead and order it.
How accurate do you have to be in your measuring if your say 30cm out, is that a major problem?

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There are two sources of steering cables in Newtownards. First one is Outboard Services who are the Suzuki agents on Donaghadee Road. He(Ralph) either does ultraflex or teleflex, can't remember which.One does one. One does the other. Try him first.
Second is CH Marine on Jubilee Road. Remember to bring your old cable with you to match up. Failing that try Martin Stitt who is the Mercury/Tohatsu agent on Gobbins Road, Islandmagee. The serial number and length of cable is stamped on the sleeve of the cable. Expect to pay around 60 for one. Telephone numbers of all are in the yellow pages.
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Good guy Martin as is his brother, helped me out more than once out of hours

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Old 03 July 2008, 09:28   #16
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Measuring steering cable

The jockey seat we ordered from redbay is almost ready, so I'm going to order the steering cable, but I just need to get the length right. From what I've read online, to measure for a new cable you measure from the wheel to the gunwhale, the dash to the transom, the gunwhale to the centre line of engine, and add 300mm for a thru tube. But I thought it would be easier and probably more accurate if I measured how much I'm moving my console.

I'm moving it 56cm forward and 12cm to the left which means I would add 68 cm to the 304.8 cm of the current cable (10ft) giving me a cable length of 372.8, or a standard length of 3.75m.

Can anyone see any problems with this theory?

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How does that compare to the "normal method"?
Are your current cables correct?
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Yes my current cables are correct, so I thought that I would just be extending the length from "wheel to gunwhale" and from "dash to transom". I will post a picture of what I was going by to give you a better understanding.

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Yes my current cables are correct, so I thought that I would just be extending the length from "wheel to gunwhale" and from "dash to transom". I will post a picture of what I was going by to give you a better understanding.

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when I got my boat I did the same with throttle cables etc. I found that actually they didn't follow the down to floor, out to side, to the stern, in to middle, up to top of transom route the expected (on bigger boat they would be more dramatically taking that form - on my wee boat thats way too many sharp turns) - so I ended up with cables which are too long and had to change them. Dealer said this was a common issue - so I would be inclined to take the approach you suggest of simple ajusting for position.
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