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#11074687 - 08/31/15 12:16 PM Morse steering cables?
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
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I have been thinking that I am overdue for a cable to break. I thought it was this weekend until I realized that the reason my boat did not want to turn right at slow speeds was 1. my 300lb neighbor, 2. full gas tank on his side, & 3. full bait tank on his side. I started to do an internet search and I noticed 2 cables that look like mine a the helm one is a Teleflex-old style and the other is a Teleflex-Morse. I have 10' cables on my boat and I have struggled to find a full replacement NFB in my length. Anyone know if the cables I am looking at will fit the old Morse helms? I know hydraulic would be the best option but not spending that kind of money when I have no problems with cable steering.

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#11075168 - 08/31/15 04:43 PM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: Stump jumper]
gary purdy Offline
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You need to get the numbers off of your cables and if the replacements do not say it replaces that cable number don`t buy them. Numbers will be about a foot away from the motor end of the cable.
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#11075178 - 08/31/15 04:48 PM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: Stump jumper]
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I know exactly where the numbers are. I will check them. I know the length is on there but also know Morse is no longer in business so I was not sure the other number meant anything.

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#11075256 - 08/31/15 05:30 PM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: Stump jumper]
gary purdy Offline
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Spending 552.05 kind of money. Don`t know what HP you have but this Teleflex Baystar hydraulic steering kit works up to 150hp. http://www.lowcostboatingstore.com/
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#11075681 - 08/31/15 08:54 PM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: gary purdy]
Stump jumper Offline
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Originally Posted By: gary purdy
Spending 552.05 kind of money. Don`t know what HP you have but this Teleflex Baystar hydraulic steering kit works up to 150hp. http://www.lowcostboatingstore.com/
I have a 175 so it will not work.

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#11076095 - 09/01/15 06:26 AM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: Stump jumper]
Pat Goff Online   content
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NEVER EVER use the baystar on a V6, don't care if it does say 150, it's not strong enough and can (and will) let go at very inappropriate times.
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#11076129 - 09/01/15 06:56 AM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: Stump jumper]
gary purdy Offline
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Pat I used to think the same thing but I have seen several 150`s with the Bay Star and when I asked about the steering, they claim its great. Any system can fail but the cable systems are the worst.
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#11076223 - 09/01/15 07:59 AM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: Stump jumper]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Gary,
This rant came from personal experience. Driving a shallow sport with 150 yamaha and baystar installed, went into a sweeping left turn, and it couldn't come out of it. Unit was full and clean, just didn't have the guts to hold that motor.

Now we've rigged quite a few on 115's and three cylinders, nary a problem. Just wouldn't trust it again on a V6
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#11076722 - 09/01/15 12:40 PM Re: Morse steering cables? [Re: gary purdy]
kingdad101 Offline
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Originally Posted By: gary purdy
Pat I used to think the same thing but I have seen several 150`s with the Bay Star and when I asked about the steering, they claim its great. Any system can fail but the cable systems are the worst.


I've had BayStar on my 175 Evinrude for three years and not a problem one,,,lucky I guess.....

but I don't recommend anyone else do this... grin

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