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#10867161 - 05/23/15 08:48 PM broke a steering cable today..
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
I have a 97 stratus 201PE with a 225 johnson. I broke a steering cable today and the helm is also bad. What is the best option to replace them? Should I go hydraulic? What do you guys think?
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#10867166 - 05/23/15 08:54 PM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
kingdad101 Offline
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hydraulic cost more..I updated mine to hydraulic, and along with a trolling motor pedal tray is the best upgrades you can do..I have never heard anyone, who went hydraulic ,say he was sorry he did...

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#10868004 - 05/24/15 08:20 AM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
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#10870937 - 05/25/15 01:10 PM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
Chris G. Davis Offline
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I Updated my Stratos 201 to hydraulic and so glad I did. If I can help let me know.
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#10871372 - 05/25/15 04:33 PM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
Going to order the Sea Star Pro hydraulic kit in the morning from Pitstop marine. 860.00 shipped with hoses. Best price I could find..
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#10872430 - 05/26/15 01:32 AM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
Chris G. Davis Offline
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Please call me if you need help with the install.
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#10877957 - 05/28/15 09:35 AM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
Do I remove this threaded rod? One of the old steering cables went through this? Also on second picture do I use the spacers provided to fill the gap on both sides?



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#10878415 - 05/28/15 12:31 PM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
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Yes and there should be a nut with an allen head locking plug that goes behind that arm with the large nut. http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/use...l_296784-AO.pdf


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#10878480 - 05/28/15 01:03 PM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
Thanks..
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#10879490 - 05/28/15 08:22 PM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 1998
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Got it all changed out. Thanks for the help..
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#10929679 - 06/20/15 06:01 AM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
labdog Offline
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Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 181
Loc: Texas
Was it hard to run the hoses and any tips Also did you do the tilt helm. I need to install one on my Cobra.

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#10929691 - 06/20/15 06:33 AM Re: broke a steering cable today.. [Re: Gonzz]
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 1998
Loc: Midlothian, TX
The job was pretty easy. Got a great deal on the kit with hoses for 889.00 shipped. Had it the day after I ordered. I used the 16 ft hoses on my 20 ft stratus.. No tilt helm.


Edited by Gonzz (06/20/15 06:33 AM)
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