cable steering for twin helm

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by blackwater, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. blackwater
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    blackwater New Member

    hi,
    is there a system for cable steering on twin helm boats as am a big fan of cable steering as its easy to instal , dosent cost the earth and its so simple ,
    cheers
    jon
     
  2. ned L
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    ned L Junior Member

    I'm certain this was done quite a bit back in the 1950's & 60's when smaller twin outboards were common and cable steering is about all there was. I should think that you just need to come up with a simple tie rod between the two outboards (ball joints on each end), and then attach the cable steering to the middle of the tie rod. You could use tie rod ends similar to what is on the front end of many smaller riding lawn mowers. - Just make sure all the parts of the cable steering are through bolted (turning pulleys & end eyes) and not fastened with screws (REAL bad things can happen if one of these points pulls loose - this is why you don't see cable steering anymore, safe if installed properly, dangerous if not.)
     
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