An important component to any vessel is its steering system. Boat steering wheels and boat steering cables, however, are not part of any routine maintenance advisories. We just take these hard working parts for granted until they age and require replacement. That birthday varies with each boat, however Wholesale Marine advises that when your boat no longer handles with the same ease it once did, give us a call.
Boat Steering Cables for Like New Performance and Maneuverability
It’s a good idea to replace your boat steering cables with the same type as originally installed. This is not only a sound practice, but also makes the installation process that much simpler. It may even be possible for a determined DIYer to install. Wholesale Marine stocks Teleflex cables for every type of steering system and Teleflex and NFB Pro Steering System Kits making it easier than ever to perform this task. If yours is an older craft and you wish to upgrade your steering system, do your homework, then make your decision as your boat will handle differently and may present a bigger challenge than some recreational boaters may be willing to accept. Whenever you change any steering component, whether it is a boat steering wheel or boat steering cables, be sure to water-test your new system with care until you become familiar with the new way your craft maneuvers.
When Your Change Your Steering System, Change Your Boat Steering Wheel
When you are replacing your boat’s steering system it may be time to upgrade or to change out your boat’s steering wheel as well. While this component usually lasts the life of the vessel, changes in maneuverability have brought about changes in the size of ship steering wheels. Today’s wheels are more compact with a tighter steering roll radius and therefore take up less space in your dashboard area or wheelhouse. Some are made from non-corrosive materials while others maintain the classic appeal of bright chrome over stainless steel.
Whatever your choice, Wholesale Marine carries a great selection of ship’s wheels by Sea-Dog, Teleflex, SeaStar and JIF. We also stock a group of maneuvering knobs to attach to your existing steering wheel for greater ease of movement on the water in rough or calm seas and power knobs for shift driven vessels by Edson. Not certain what steering system and boat steering cables your boat requires? With solutions for all of your boat’s steering needs, Wholesale Marine offers complete Teleflex Rack & Pinion Steering Systems, Rotary Steering Systems, and the Baystar Hydraulic Steering System. You'll also find control cables from Teleflex. While you’re at it, why not upgrade your helm with new control levers, steering knobs, or steering wheels from T-H Marine, Teleflex, JIF Marine? Call us to discuss your boat’s requirements today at (877) 388-2628.