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Old 09 January 2012, 06:10   #1
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Mariner 30m remote steering

Can any one help with the below pictures please,Im trying to set up my Mariner 30 for remote steering,I have everything i require wheel,Throttle cables with remote etc.But i cant seem to fathem out how to connect the rod to the engine.I have the throttle and gear change up and running,The boat was purchased with the set up and the previous keeper was running a Mercury 30 which i understand is the same engine?
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Old 09 January 2012, 06:48   #2
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I cant see that your steeing cable is through the tilt tube ( with the red cap on ?) in the close up pics - which in general it should be and seems to be in the pic of the engine transom.

It should have a link ( once through the tube) 'back' to the bolt sticking out form the engine. To me it doesn't look like a 'proper' engine mount , but not to say that it wont work the same.

Try Google images and I am sure you'll see....
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Old 09 January 2012, 06:54   #3
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It almost looks like that engine was once rope steered.....

So, remove the red cap form the Starboard end of the big tube that it tilts round. Stuff the steering cable through there, and tighten the big captive nut on the cable to secure. (if there is only one cover, might be worth pushing a cleaning rag through first on the end of a long screwdriver)

Then use the connecting (link) bar that you hopefully also have to connect the free end of the cable to the vertical bolt on that bracket poking out the front of the engine. (remove the U- shaped thing that is there already). You may wish to turn the bracket so it sits inside the "handle" - that way it both doesn't poke out as much and will give you slightly more responsive steering.

And if that didn't make sense post back and I'll post a pic of my old suz that has a remarkably similar bracket.
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Old 09 January 2012, 06:57   #4
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Hi Pete
You are correct i havent got the steering cable in but that does fit and connect up (Cant get pics of that at moment as its at home)Its just has a 90 deg bend on that drops through the steering cable link.Its just the engine end i cant work out as the link bar has a bearing in it.
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Old 09 January 2012, 06:59   #5
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I will take some more pics later of the steering end and post them up.
Thanks For the replies so quickly.
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Old 09 January 2012, 07:03   #6
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In pic 2 remove those nuts/bolt and remove that hook on the bottom of it. Use the bolt to go through the drag link and fasten to that Triangular plate. The "bearing" is just to allow movement during tilt etc. the other end connects to the steering bar which as advised you've placed through the transom, it does look to have been on the old cable system do run a 16mm extended drill (from memory) through it first to remove any corrosion from inside and grease the rod!

Something like shown here (best pic I can find on phone)
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Old 10 January 2012, 16:09   #7
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Just wanted to say thankyou to everyone who replied.After a trial fitting today and taking onboard what people said i have set it up at work today and it all works.
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