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Boat steering cable replacement - Advice reqd


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I am in the process of replacing the steering cable on my boat, I have found a replacement of the same length 3.75 m.

The problem that I have come against is that when I fitted it at the back end the bolt hole on the end of the cable seems to be a bit off the correct place for fitting to the outboard (ie its a bit short & I am not able to get the full movement of the outboard.

The options appear to be to add an extension piece to the fitting on the end of the cable, but maybe I could adjust it by moving the fitting of the pipe/universal joint where it goes through the bodywork.

Can anyone offer any advise on the normal/best way that the steering cable is adjusted correctly.

Hope someone can understand my problem & advise.

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Thanks for the link, I had previously seen that video, but it was not much help really, a bit too general & shows a simple like for like replacement.

I have taken off the "universal joint" that goes through the hull and can now see how it can be adjusted.

But it was hard to get off " 6 very rusted bolts had to be sawn off in a very arwkward place.

Also the replacement cable needs to be a heavy duty version to fit the steering wheel mechanism, so I need to get that swapped out.

Hopefully will get it sorted out next week.

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