Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
jwhit88, Fisherman954, Mud Liger, Joe111, EL Mike
102702 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82848
hopalong 74363
Pilothawk 73411
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59859
Tritonman 56816
Derek 56400
SkeeterRonnie 52450
LoneStarSon® 52210
facebook
Forum Stats
102702 Members
61 Forums
858747 Topics
11265232 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11327554 - 01/06/16 06:54 PM Trouble running new control cables
obsessive Online   content
Angler

Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 410
Loc: Irving, Tx
I have a 23' FishMaster Center Console and I'm trying to run new throttle and shift cables. I spent 2 hours today trying to get one of the cables to make a turn under the console. The rigging hole is too small for me to fit my hand in and grab the cable to pull it through the turn. The only thing I can think of is cutting a hole in the deck and then putting an inspection port over the hole when I'm done. Do you guys have any suggestions?

More Info:
I was able to pull one of the old cables out but I had to cut off the plastic peg that holds it in the remote control. I tied a rope to that cable before I pulled it through so I have a rope to pull the new cable back. I was pushing/pulling the cable and rope when it got stuck but I couldn't get it to go any further.
_________________________
Flipside Outdoors - High quality, affordable tungsten weights

Top
#11327636 - 01/06/16 07:18 PM Re: Trouble running new control cables [Re: obsessive]
Capt Jerry Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 242
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Have you tried a wire fish tape? I use it when I run wires, cables, etc.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_471916-295-FTS1-...ctric+wire+fish

Top
#11327670 - 01/06/16 07:29 PM Re: Trouble running new control cables [Re: obsessive]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1564
Loc: Magnolia, TX
What would happen if you pull a double pull-line through the rigging tube (to be prepared for step 2), then use one line to pull the new cable into place from the OPPOSITE direction? I haven't seen your setup, but I wonder if the "other" end of the cable could make it through that bend more easily when fed from the opposite direction. Did I make sense?

Step 2 would be to use the second remaining pull-line to pull the other cable into place.


Edited by Flippin-Out (01/06/16 07:29 PM)

Top
#11327697 - 01/06/16 07:36 PM Re: Trouble running new control cables [Re: Flippin-Out]
obsessive Online   content
Angler

Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 410
Loc: Irving, Tx
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
What would happen if you pull a double pull-line through the rigging tube (to be prepared for step 2), then use one line to pull the new cable into place from the OPPOSITE direction? I haven't seen your setup, but I wonder if the "other" end of the cable could make it through that bend more easily when fed from the opposite direction. Did I make sense?

Step 2 would be to use the second remaining pull-line to pull the other cable into place.


The reason I'm pulling from the direction I am is because the peg on the cable that connects to the motor side is about 1.5x the size as the one on the remote control. But you might be right, It might just not be possible to pull it through the direction I'm pulling it. I'll try pulling it the other way with a fish tape.
_________________________
Flipside Outdoors - High quality, affordable tungsten weights

Top
#11333055 - 01/08/16 10:51 PM Re: Trouble running new control cables [Re: obsessive]
obsessive Online   content
Angler

Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 410
Loc: Irving, Tx
Success!!!

I tried running a fish cable but my tape broke and I lost my line through the rigging. Ended up taping the last old cable to one of the new cables and through much struggle got it to pull through. Took some engineering to get the last cable through but I was able to do it. Thanks for the suggestions guys, I appreciate it!
_________________________
Flipside Outdoors - High quality, affordable tungsten weights

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide