advice on replacing teleflex steering

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rich99uk, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. rich99uk
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    rich99uk Junior Member

    Hi I am looking to replace my current helm and steering cable as it keep slipping, I have replaced the bit in the helm but doesnt last long, the reason for this is that the steering is really heavy it is just the way it been designed. i have 100hp inboard in a 21ft boat.
    Now i know ideally i should go for hydraulic but i dont want to be spending that much when i only keeping boat for another year or two. But i do want to get something that will last.
    Any recomendations on any teleflex helms and cables. Heavy duty ones.
    I have been looking at a t71fc with a m66 cable and the Teleflex Big-T Helm do know which one is better any thoughts or advice
     
  2. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    First question should be: what makes your steering so heavy?
     
  3. rich99uk
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    rich99uk Junior Member

    the shaft that the rudder is connected to goes into skeg at the bottom. i think as it goes into the skeg there is friction there. without major sergery to the rudder there is not alot i can do. its not major when i say really heavy its not like some boats i have driven. i just think the set up i got is just not man enough.
     
  4. rich99uk
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    rich99uk Junior Member

    when i get the boat on the scrubbing pad i can make adjustments to make the steering better and a little litter, but i still need to replace my set up as its now given up. so i was trying to find out which helm is the more hardwearing and heavy duty as there is not much in the price
     
  5. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Is the rudder balanced or can you modify it to make it balanced?
     
  6. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Big-T..
     

  7. pistnbroke
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    pistnbroke I try

    I recently had a new cable and outer made for me in Taiwan for my 3m jetski ..could not get a short one in australia ...I fitted it to my existing head unit BUT it was not like the old ones it had a PTFE lining and was super low friction ...look on www.ebay.com.au or if you are really keen I can maybe find the name of the make in my paypal records ...

    just found it dr.djmortormart ( dont think he can spell motor ) if you put item 170345590806 in the e bay search you will get the right guy .....he seems to measure from the Nut to the end of the cable ..very confusing so send him a diagram and get a quote ...look at the friction figures ...fitted perfect
     
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