How to choose cable and
Call Tech Support for Seastar Teleflex at 800-542-2477 or
Uflex at (941) 351-2628
The cable part number and length can usually be found about 2 feet from one
end of the cable, stamped into the plastic conduit (exterior jacket or casing).
If you can’t locate/read it, proceed to step a:
a. Is the cable you are replacing
Rotary is a spiral wrapped black core wire sticks out at helm end of cable.
Rack and pinion cable has long metal housing with rack [flat] gear inside (under
Measure the cable’s plastic jacket (casing) in inches.If rotary, add 18”, and
round up to the next foot. If rack & pinion, add 30” and round up to the next
foot. Order that length cable.
b. Are you doing a first-time
steering cable installation?
Measure Cable Routing Path in Boat as Follows:
A = Center line of wheel to gunwale (inches),
B = Dash to transom (inches),
C = Gunwale to cable connection at centered tiller (inches).
For Tilt Tube Mounting, add A, B & C + 6”, and round up to the next foot.
Order that length cable. For Transom/Splashwell/Stringer Support Mounting, add
A, B & C, then subtract 6” and round up to the next foot. Order that length