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    Steering cable replacement

    Ok well hasnít been a good week, after spending some time troubleshooting my electrical issue I thought with the great weather Iíd head out for a quick session and perform some tests while on the water and the live well pump was going.

    Anyway, hit the ramp and found just before the launch steering has seazed, despite a call to where I get the engine serviced and some advise couldnít get it to budge.

    The boat is a 2012 Evo 500 cuddy with Evinrude 115ho engine, standard steering cable and not hydraulic.

    Iím speaking with the service place they mentioned the engine needs to come off to replace the cable, can anyone confirm this is the case. If not so thought this was something I could give a crack myself being on holidays and already in trouble spending too much on fishing gear for Boxing Day sales.

    Cheers,
    Mat


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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Do yourself a favour. If you can swing the cash, ditch it for hydraulic. Regarding the replacement, depends on whether there is room to pull the cable out of the tilt tube. If there is, the engine can stay on.
    "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"

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Thanks Scottar, yeah I know hydraulic is going to be much nicer to use and drive, just not the right time for the added cost as itís service is also due.


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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Got a photo of the area where the cable enters the tilt tube - not too close so we can see what is around it?
    "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"

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by skifalls View Post
    Thanks Scottar, yeah I know hydraulic is going to be much nicer to use and drive, just not the right time for the added cost as itís service is also due.


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    What size boat, I have a Teleflex that came out of a 19foot half cabin you can have in perfect working order. You shouldn't need to remove the motor, the only one I had trouble with was a 14ft 6 inch Cruise Craft Rustler but still got it out without touching the motor.

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    5.0 meter boat mate, 2012 Evolution 500


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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    i did that ,went hydraulic when the cable casing split and started rusting but even though it looks neater ,with the expense and hassle i don't think it was worth it also i think i have more turns on the wheel lock to lock , stick to cable . also more maintenance.

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    OK, mine might be a bit long for your boat, you should be able to get a new replacement under $200. I'd have to check but we did Funchy's last year for a little less than that. Don't be afraid to use a bit of force to get it out. PM me if you wish, I'm happy to help you, I'm on the Sunshine Coast if your not too far away. Tomorrow is out as I pick up my boat with pod mods.

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by sjp2 View Post
    i did that ,went hydraulic when the cable casing split and started rusting but even though it looks neater ,with the expense and hassle i don't think it was worth it also i think i have more turns on the wheel lock to lock , stick to cable . also more maintenance.
    Yes, when i changed i had one extra turn or just a little less in each direction, a little peeved about it but a lot less hassle in the end. Must buy one of those knobs you can stick on the wheel which allows an easy single handed use. Not sure where the extra maintenance comes from though, I check the oil level when the motor gets serviced and that's it.

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Dignity View Post
    What size boat, I have a Teleflex that came out of a 19foot half cabin you can have in perfect working order. You shouldn't need to remove the motor, the only one I had trouble with was a 14ft 6 inch Cruise Craft Rustler but still got it out without touching the motor.
    Depends on where the engine is sitting and if there is a well. We chipped the glass on my BIL's CC625 trying to get the cable out without at least lifting the engine.
    "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"

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Disconnect the cable from the motor to see if the cable is seized or the motor swivel is seized.
    If it is the cable they usually seize in the tilt tube and can be freed up.
    If it's seized in the motor swivel pin work the motor side to side by hand using the back of the AV plate & get your grease gun on it.

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    I have freed up a seized cable,by working the motor itself, and squirting wd 40 as I went. How long has it been seized? They normally get stiffer before they seize completely..
    Now each time I go past the motor, I move it from side to side.
    David

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by dnej View Post
    I have freed up a seized cable,by working the motor itself, and squirting wd 40 as I went. How long has it been seized? They normally get stiffer before they seize completely..
    Now each time I go past the motor, I move it from side to side.
    David
    White lithium grease is a much better lubricant. Though I can see why you might want to use a penetrating oil like WD40 if it has already seized.

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by sjp2 View Post
    i did that ,went hydraulic when the cable casing split and started rusting but even though it looks neater ,with the expense and hassle i don't think it was worth it also i think i have more turns on the wheel lock to lock , stick to cable . also more maintenance.
    I'm not sure about the less maintenance bit. In my experience cable steering doesn't last too long before the cable rusts, breaks or seizes up. I saw the light and went hydraulic which is far more durable. It has other advantages like ease of turning and will track straight with your hands off the steering wheel and is compatible with autopilot systems. Cables are cheap but if you are paying someone to fit them the labour costs means hydraulic will probably pay for itself over a long time. Also it's not much fun having your steering break out at sea or on a bar.

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    Re: Steering cable replacement

    who specialises in fitting hydraulic steering in the Brisbane area.?
    David

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