Replacement of Existing Cable: Locate the part number stamped on old cable’s plastic jacket. If this is not possible, measure for the replacement cable as follows:
For Rotary Steering Cable Replacement, Measure Existing Cable as follows: Measure plastic cable jacket (“Y” dimension, shown in above drawing) in inches, add 18″, and round up to the next foot. Order that cable length.
New Rotary Steering Installation: Measure cable routing path from wheel center line to engine connection, as follows:
- A = Center line of wheel to gunwale (or deck, if routed downward)
- B = Dash to transom
- C = Gunwale to centerline of cable connection at centered tiller.
For Cable Installations through the Engine Tilt Tube: Add A, B & C + 6″, then round up to the next foot. Order that length cable.
For Cables Mounted to Transom, Splashwell or Stringer: Add A, B & C, then subtract 6″ and round up to the next foot. Order that length cable.
TYPICAL SINGLE STATION ROUTING
The diagram above shows a single-cable, starboard drive push-pull mechanical cable system. If your mechanical system is different than the one depicted and/or you have any questions about mechanical steering after reviewing this guide, please contact Teleflex (Mechanical) Technical Service at (610)-495-7011 or www.teleflexmarine.com.
Cable routings (such as those found on pontoon boats) may vary from this drawing. Confirm length by laying a garden hose or similar object) along cable path and measure run from wheel to engine connection point.