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Old 08 July 2014, 12:34   #11
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I will measure it out and let you know asap. This is off the SRMN 600 I picked up in San Diego a few months ago. Switching to hydraulic once I get the new motor on. I think it should fit your SR5.4, this Srmn 600 is longer but the console is mounted toward the middle of the boat. You can have the steering setup for free since you helped me find that console, just pay shipping.
Thanks - let me know when you pull it and measure the cable lengths. I'm not in a rush - I don't think that I'll have time to work on it this weekend.
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Old 16 July 2014, 19:46   #12
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Distance from my transom to the steering wheel is 6.5 feet. The steering cable is 11 feet. Might be a bit short? After taking measurements I just realized how far back my console is mounted.
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Old 16 July 2014, 20:50   #13
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Distance from my transom to the steering wheel is 6.5 feet. The steering cable is 11 feet. Might be a bit short? After taking measurements I just realized how far back my console is mounted.
Yey, sounds short.

I measured: height of console, back to starboard side of transom, to center of engine at ~14 ft. I might just have to go by and measure again to be a little more exact. I'd bet I could always just buy a new cable of right length since 11 ft will definitely be too short.

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Old 16 July 2014, 21:17   #14
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Get a bit of stiff garden hose. Thread it along the route your cable will follow. avoid sharp bends. Make sure that engine is in far port and starboard positions. Mark cable. Remove measure.
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Old 16 July 2014, 21:31   #15
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Good advice Doug.

Thats right, those Searider consoles are mounted way up front. How about we make this easier for both of us and just trade boats. This way you don't have to go to West Marine, and I get to feed into my Searider fetish.
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I need 12ft cables on my SR4, I originally thought 10ft would do the job from my measurements but was advised to go longer which proved to be the right way to go, console is as far forward as it can go but still leaving some room to stand at the bow. I've bay star hydraulic steering, it excellent but not as fast turning as sea star which is no bad thing, no-feedback steering is good but don't discount the bay star kit
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