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#12396600 - 08/22/17 03:32 PM Extending Control Wires
AKMike Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 97
Loc: Montgomery
I need to extend that wires that go from the controls to my outboard, what type pf wire should I use is there a specific marine wire? Honestly I've never messed with any wiring, but I think I can handle soldering/insulating some extensions, Thanks in advance.

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#12396614 - 08/22/17 03:40 PM Re: Extending Control Wires [Re: AKMike]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
You can pickup another used harness at most boat shops that will match colors. What motor? I have several.
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#12396637 - 08/22/17 03:52 PM Re: Extending Control Wires [Re: gary purdy]
AKMike Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
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Unless you have some real long ones I think I'll have to buy the wire, I'm going to have to add 40-45ft of wire the boats 50ft, I'm just trying to get a supply list together at the moment. Motors a 1990 Evinrude 88hp(wanted bigger but couldn't pass on the price).

I also need to source steering and throttle cables, I'm sure that'll be cheap... the controls sit about 40-43ft from the outboard.


Edited by AKMike (08/22/17 03:53 PM)

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#12398894 - 08/24/17 02:31 AM Re: Extending Control Wires [Re: AKMike]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
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88 hp on a 50 ft boat ?

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#12398921 - 08/24/17 05:34 AM Re: Extending Control Wires [Re: AKMike]
gary purdy Offline
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Sounds to me like you need to move the console. Hydraulics will be the only way to accomplish the steering. Here`s a 50ft harness with shift and throttle cables. eBay item number:370956868174
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#12399099 - 08/24/17 09:10 AM Re: Extending Control Wires [Re: gary purdy]
AKMike Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
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Loc: Montgomery
Originally Posted By: gary purdy
Sounds to me like you need to move the console. Hydraulics will be the only way to accomplish the steering. Here`s a 50ft harness with shift and throttle cables. eBay item number:370956868174


I couldn't see anything if I moved it trust me having to spend a bunch of extra money sucks, but has to be done. It doesn't have hydro steering now the cable just rusted up and honestly I wont be driving the boat much anyway. Thanks for the link.

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#12399108 - 08/24/17 09:16 AM Re: Extending Control Wires [Re: scruboak]
AKMike Offline
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Registered: 12/27/16
Posts: 97
Loc: Montgomery
Yeah my buddy has the same boat with a 90 or 100 I believe. From what everyone has told me with a power prop I should be good as long as its calm conditions.

The boats a giant pontoon boat pretty much and drafts about 10'' you can move it surprisingly easy by hand.

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