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Old 02 March 2019, 05:10   #11
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Gents, thanks for your inputs. Hugely appreciated. I clearly dont want to introduce any more loops and thereby introduce play in the system if that can be avoided. You will see in the pic there is already one larger loop there at he transom - I ideally want to remove loops etc as part of this tidy up.

What I have not mentioned here is that this is also being done in conjunction with replacement of the of the Remote Control Throttle Binacle at the helm (new Suzuki one being installed). They reckon that will take circa 2 hours to do on its own. Does that make a difference when shortening the cables? My point being is that the cables where installed this length when the boat was new, we always reckoned it may have been a rush job to finish for the Southampton Boat Show, but surely these cables/lines etc can be adjusted /shortened just as would be the case if the boat was a different config with the helm further back to the stern. What are the challenges and requirements to shorten these cables. Does it mean new cables? Is that an expensive item? Thanks again for all your help and inputs. JT
Cables canít be shortened as the ends are mechanically bonded in. Measure up and shorten as needed. As mentioned replace the standard 33 cables with teleflex extreme. Thatís what I did. Their available in 1m stage increments and are much smoother.
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Cables canít be shortened as the ends are mechanically bonded in. Measure up and shorten as needed. As mentioned replace the standard 33 cables with teleflex extreme. Thatís what I did. Their available in 1m stage increments and are much smoother.


I think theyíre available in 1í increments.
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If you want to replace the rigging hose with similar, have a look at underground cable conduit (for example, at about £3/m). It's very similar to the original stuff, just need to make sure it fits your engine opening and whatever you have on your deck opening. I used similar to install under deck trunking in my Humber.

If you do replace it, it isn't difficult but you'll need to put the cables in the hose in the right order and getting them all through can be a bit of a faff.

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Many thanks everyone for all your input.

New Extreme Cables ordered as suggested.

I found a nice tubing/rigging pipe with Stainless deck fitting and that is going on too.

I will post some pics when the rigging and seats and other new decking etc on the boat is finished - fingers crossed after a few months it will all be done in the next 3 weeks in time for the new season!

Very Best

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