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Old 24 May 2007, 18:11   #1
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Steering Bracket ?

Hi,
i'm a new to ribs & have just purchased a Avon Searider 4m, i've swapped my engine over to the rib, but i've a hit problem, it appears i need a bolt/Pin to attach the steering cable to the engine & some sort of bracket for the transform to hold the steering cable in place............i have no idea what i should be looking for & perhaps theres some sort of kit i can buy, but i'm hoping some kind person here has had the same issue & could advise me on what i need/ask for ?, so i can be on the water & not just reading about it !

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Old 24 May 2007, 18:25   #2
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Jeff,

Somebody should be along soon with the right part for you. I had this problem a couple of years ago and had to buy a part from the engine dealer. There are kits available maybe you should go back to the engine dealer.
Have you got a make and type of engine ? That might help.

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Old 24 May 2007, 18:29   #3
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Thanks for the reply the engine is a Mariner 45 apparently 50hp........., my old steering had a vertical bolt which attached to engine, but the rib steering just has a open hole in the end...............

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You'r in luck...I have a pic of what you need.

Steering cable passes through pivot tube then links to motor via the arm you can see.

SOMEWHERE I've even got a pic of exactly the same setup on a mariner 45. Not sure where it is now though.

All you need to do is ring a dealer and ask for a steering link arm for a Mariner 45.
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Old 24 May 2007, 18:42   #5
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Excellent !

Hi,
that's excellent thanks very much for the pic, is this a kit you can buy, what would you call it & and where would i buy it...............don't much do i !


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I just added that in an edit while you were posting. It's a Steering Link Arm Kit.

Most Merc/Mariner dealers will be ale to get it. Not cheap (around £40 from memory) but it comes with all the brackets and bolts you need.
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Thanks..............

Hi,
that's great, thanks very much for the advice,most appreciated.


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Problem solved. Well done Matt.
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BTW,You'll need to clean the tilt pivot tube out before the steering will fit through. Best thing to do is use a length of old threaded bar like a file to remove the crud that'll be in there. It took me about half an hour to get the cable to fit through last time I did it. There's very little room in there.
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Ah............

Ah............it was going so well, theres no way on this planet my steering cable is going to fit through there & i can't see how it can come apart..........


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