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 on: October 14, 2014, 09:25:54 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by jim shula
Here's a good FAQ section on Teleflex steering.  The important thing to consider is that the minimum bend radius is 8".  There is also a formula to use for figuring the length needed, but it's also common sense.  Use a garden hose or similar and allow it to make sweeping turns.

 on: October 14, 2014, 09:05:53 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by Kiwi Jon
I may as per normal not have been asking the right question, so let's try again.
Basically at present I am looking at the route from the consul, at stasion 6, and wondering how flexible is a telefax steering.
Will it just be a case of pulling it up through the deck and connecting it to the steering where the console is and then pulling the other end up and throgh the rear compartments and attaching it to the engine.
The problem for me is that I don't really know how flexible the steering cable is and how careful I have to be with my bends.
It's one of those things that once you have done it then it's a doddle

 on: October 14, 2014, 08:30:55 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by kiwi les
That to me doesn't make sense as it seems to be for a bar that is at right angles to the transom. Never seen a set up like that. To me the loop out the back is asking for trouble. The set up as described by Dave B

 on: October 14, 2014, 07:46:20 PM 
Started by narvik - Last post by tolman_paul
If you're accessing the forum from a work computer, the IT department may have blocked whatever website is hosting the pictures.

Does it happen to every picture, or just certain pictures?

 on: October 14, 2014, 12:18:28 PM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by tolman_paul
Too much tequila  Cheesy

This was a pretty good wreck.

 on: October 14, 2014, 11:29:50 AM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by pfithian
You can buy a complete Baystar hydraulic system for ~$500.

It is far smoother than a cable system and has no torque feedback. It is good for motors up to 150 HP.

 on: October 14, 2014, 07:34:11 AM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by David Nolan
I used a teleflex cable on the widebody 23 with 90 Honda (390 lbs)  still fine after 12 years.

I used the same teleflex on the 27 Jumbo with honda 150 (486 lbs).   my 9 YO daughter steers the boat no worry.

but the $1200 seastar is you have money to spare. 

I bought the 175 dollar teleflex.

 on: October 14, 2014, 06:29:02 AM 
Started by cgrfish - Last post by Bigsidny
Beautiful skiff Mark! Great looking colors!

 on: October 13, 2014, 09:47:25 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by kiwi les
Hi Les

More than open to other suggestions but hydraulic sounds out of my budget, unless you can tell me otherwise.


I guess it all depends on the donk you are getting. I would say that the majority of the medium if not all the larger models are already fitted so it is only the helm and the lines to fit. Believe me when I say that there is no comparison between the two systems


 on: October 13, 2014, 08:14:46 PM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by BillW
Reminds me of the time I beached my Zodiac on the east side of Cook Inlet. In a soft bottom inflatable, I could not hit the beach fast enough to slide out of the surf. But I figured my brother and his buddy could quickly jump and pull me out of the surf before swamping. I told them to get ready to run up off the bow and pull me dry.

I throttled up, lifted the motors and hit the beach. They jumped just as planned but ran up out of the water, without pulling me, and watched me get swamped by 3-foot breakers over the transom.

No biggy. It was an outgoing tide. I just let the tide leave me dry, pulled the drain plugs and loaded her on the trailer, alone, since I fired my crew.

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