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Old 09 December 2012, 07:16   #1
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converting a 15hp oldish mariner tiller to remotes

looking at converting a ribeye 330 into a boat with a centre console but utilising my 15hp mariner ...what parts would i need and how easy a job is this ... tinking i need teleflex steering and remotes oh and a console
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Old 09 December 2012, 12:29   #3
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i thought someone would say that .... i`ll get a pic of said engine up soonish
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If its Merc based (Belgium built) you may need to change the steering/tilt tube that runs through the motor, so the steering can thread onto it. We've just done this for a customer and luckily he had this on his previous engine. We also swapped out the electrics for remote starting, which you'll need if you wish to rig that up too

Pic below shows what I mean (no thread to screw onto). This is a 10hp but same as 15hp

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When I got my 25 off Peter it had been on remotes and went back to tiller ... there was a change to the cable entry for which Merc did a kit - allowing entry to the engine and alignment of the gear/ throttle cables. Not hard at all with the right bits - a couple of bolts and fidling to set up .

I still have the remote bits that came off if they could be of use ? (if the 25 and smaller use the same 'bits' ?
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When I got my 25 off Peter it had been on remotes and went back to tiller ... there was a change to the cable entry for which Merc did a kit - allowing entry to the engine and alignment of the gear/ throttle cables. Not hard at all with the right bits - a couple of bolts and fidling to set up .

I still have the remote bits that came off if they could be of use ? (if the 25 and smaller use the same 'bits' ?
How's the 25 doing btw ?

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looking at converting a ribeye 330 into a boat with a centre console but utilising my 15hp mariner ...what parts would i need and how easy a job is this ... tinking i need teleflex steering and remotes oh and a console
You'll need:
Control box + shift cables (ebay, around 100 for the box, 30/40 for the cables)
Steering system (Pacer marine (on ebay). Less than 100 for the whole system.
Console (ebay - anywhere from 150)
Kit from Mercury/Mariner dealer to convert the engine.
Some self tapping screws, washers and sikfaflex to secure the console to the deck.

All pretty easy, easily completed in a weekend for a competent DIYer. For the console, try emailing Ribeye before ordering elsewhere as they often have old stock they sell cheap.
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We also swapped out the electrics for remote starting, which you'll need
nah, all you need at the wheel is a deadman.

leccy start is a "luxury" & more weight in the 15hp arena...
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How's the 25 doing btw ?

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Its great, but not used enough...like the other two boats I've got sat at my house....
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thanks for the reply chaps , i`m going to take a few photo`s and post this week.. feeling ruffff as the man flu is upon me lol
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