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Old 10 April 2013, 17:19   #11
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I've just routed my cables thru a homemade aluminium overdeck cable duct (not as fancy as you underdeck guys but does the job), it's offset and steering moves freely. Gives you an idea of the bend involved.

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Old 10 April 2013, 19:35   #12
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Old 27 April 2013, 03:42   #13
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Decisions!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Folks its me again asking beginners questions for my humber project ......

I am now planning ahead my future moves as I need to think about purchasing my steering.

I want to put my steering in the underfloor trunking which will be located in the middle of the bilge just above current drain bung (see photo if needed).

If I wanted to use a teleflex NFB cable steering system it would mean it maybe difficult to route into my planned trunking hole due to the cable been quite stiff and the angle it comes out of the engine. Has anybody had any experience of doing this or know whether or not this is possible? Or does it mean I will need to purchase a hydraulic steering system meaning more money

Thanks in advance

Gareth
Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh, I have been stressing over this trunking for awhile and am hell bent on not having the trunking overdeck. I now have a hydraulic steering system and want to get the trunking in through the bilge area just above drain plug (see 1st post photo) as I have access to a right angle hole saw. I am proposing to do the following:

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And then hydraulic steering lines, fuel lines and oil pump pipes spiral wrapped and put through same cable gland as above.

I am now worried that as I don't have a bilge pump the bilge area will be full of water and the trunking/cable glands will be permenatly under water and not just wet fully submerged. Although I won't have any wire connections in this region I am not sure how good a seal I'm going to be able to get?

If everyone advises against this I could just get a flange and enter on the deck floor just like Peter M and Ed suggested

Thanks and would appreciate everyone's opinions

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You're going to be really pushed (IMO it'll be as near as dammit impossible) to get all that lot threaded through a flexible 2" ID tube under the deck.

I've just rigged my Opti, and the standard above deck rigging tube is 2" for the Optis/Verados. It only just fitted through the tube. You need much larger tubing under the deck.

You really don't want to spiral wrap it either. You'll have to remove everything to change one cable.
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Whatever trunking you put in don't forget to leave a spare draw wire for future alterations / repairs
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