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Steering Cable Replacement

JP17's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2006
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06-18-06, 12:45 AM   #1  
Steering Cable Replacement

I am hoping to replace the steering cable on a 1987 Blue Fin Marine Fish and Ski 7100 w/50hp Force Outboard.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Repairmen have told me I need to remove the motor, but I don't believe so.

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Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 13

06-18-06, 11:37 AM   #2  
Its fairly common to have to lift the motor on an outboard steering cable, just depends on how the boat is configured. If there is enough room to pull the the ridgid end of the steering cable out of the steering tube on the outboard then you wont need to pull the motor.
Once the cable is free from the steering tube on the motor, the rest is pretty much cut and dry. Remove the cable from the rack or rotary helm (depending on which style you have) at the dash and swap the cable out. Look out for any zip ties holding different cables and wires to the steering cable, its common for manufacturers to secure numerous items to the steering cable since it is stiff and can be used to hide all the loose wiring and cables.

Good luck,

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