Cable Steering

Greetings - 

I have a cable and pulley steering system on my 17' runabout. Do you know a site that lists how to re-string the cable so it will work properly? As for now, the cables, pulleys, steering wheel w/hub and springs are all there, just completely undone. I just don't know how to re-string it. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

Oh, by the way. The boat is set up so that both cables coming off the spool go down the right side of the boat. I did see a setup where the cables went back to the motor with one cable on one side and the other on the other side, but that wouldn't work on my boat since a cable would have to cut right across the walkway to do it. So please consider this when answering me. 

Be happy! 

Larry Vaughn



Check the local libraries for older boat rigging books. They will have some diagrams with the setup you describe. Most BIA manuals with that info would have to be from the 60's & 70's for that stuff. Check with an old established dealer, as he may have some of those old manuals. 




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