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  1. #31

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    http://www.crowleymarine.com/parts.html

    above website for schematics and part numbers,put in year make & model of eng.



    Above web site how to replace tilt tube.

  2. #32

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Is it like this?
    https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...0-cuddy/212124
    Too easy, pull out the cable from the tilt tube, clean, grease & replace old cable if it's free & it should be.

  3. #33

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    As for listing the motor, most motors have one or multiple threaded holes for lifting from.
    Measure the bolt diameter and thread pitch and go to a specialist bolt place and buy shouldered lifting eye bolts. Quite cheap and handy to have for other jobs too.
    Jack.

  4. #34

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    A lot of good ideas here, some I've used but it appears that the Evolution doesn't have enough room to remove/replace the steering, this has been confirmed by Skifall contacting the boats manufacturer.😕😕

  5. #35

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    I thought he contacted the service place Dignity?

    It would all be clear if the picture of it wasn't a secret I guess.

    If it's the same as the link I put up it should be removable without taking the motor off by simply pulling some through from the helm then making a large enough loop to pull it squarely out of the tilt tube.

  6. #36

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    It depends if the hole was drilled in line with the tilt tube, most don't, because it puts the hole too low and water splashes in, so they drill it up higher and fit the cable to the motor, then install motor on transom, this puts a bad bend right where it enters the tilt tube, probably what caused failure in the first place?

  7. #37

    Re: Steering cable replacement

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    Iíve attached a pic showing the steering position with a tape measure to give perspective. You can see the steering cannot go any further to the right with the angle I have to work with.

    Dropped past manufacturer today and have borrowed a lifting eye and purchased a replacement cable, all up parts are at 160 so all going well engine can be raised tomorrow and we can swap the cable out

    Lifting eye retails at 225, ouch!


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  8. #38

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Hard to say without being there but from th pic it looks as though the cable could be manipulated out once disconected from the helm without lifting by pushing cable out and up into a loop. Not easy but doable. Lifting will put the least stress on the cable though.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

  9. #39

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    I looked at removing the plastic around the cabling but this only gave a few extra cms of room to play with. I reckon as you say the cable may come of with some manipulation I donít want to risk bending the new one putting it back in so I donít really have much choice in removing engine.

    The plan is to raise engine only just engine to clear the edge then move 20cms to the left to get the necessary clearance.


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  10. #40

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    OMC usually use brackets screwed to the block, if that lifting gizmo screws on to the crankshaft in place of the nut I think you're digging a deeper hole for yourself using it. (Think flywheel holding tool & tension wrench 105ft/lbs?)

    Disconnect from the helm & pull out 10 feet in a loop then remove it from the tilt tube, once it's out I bet it's free.

  11. #41

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Rest the skeg on a block of timber, remove the 2 top nuts to the motor, loosen the 2 bottom ones and using the jockey wheel lift the motor, only needs to move about 20mm.

  12. #42

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Fed View Post
    OMC usually use brackets screwed to the block, if that lifting gizmo screws on to the crankshaft in place of the nut I think you're digging a deeper hole for yourself using it. (Think flywheel holding tool & tension wrench 105ft/lbs?)

    Disconnect from the helm & pull out 10 feet in a loop then remove it from the tilt tube, once it's out I bet it's free.
    According to the installation guide and manufacturer of the boat, plus scottar (who I believe works in the industry, or has a BRP engine in his boat, canít remember) this is the correct lifting procedure.

    Even the service center advised lifting the engine using a engine crane moving to the left will give the angle required.

    Now itís got me think is there a issue with the removal of the engine bolts, is there something Iíve overlooked?

    Cheers,
    Mat


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  13. #43

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    The skeg on the block of wood works well

  14. #44

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    It does kind of look like it would come out from the picture, but as mentioned, hard to tell without being there, that is the correct lift gizmo.

  15. #45

    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Depends on how much sealant is in there, once you've lifted the engine, remove the bolts and clean as much of the old sealant away, when reinstalling the bolts use bucket loads to reseal it. If you access to a hoist then by all means use it as it wll make life easier, especially if you get interrupted.

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