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Steering cable guides 18 Apr 2018 13:01 #84052

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buzzerbaits wrote: I have 125 of these if someone needs a few


...or, at 6 per boat, you could get 20.83 more boats! ;)

Naa. no more boat buying for a while. I'm getting ready to put one of my Golden Rockets up for sale soon...:(


You're bored and looking for something to do, I'll trade you a sawsall Golden Rocket for the finished one and you will be good to go B)

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Steering cable guides 18 Apr 2018 11:57 #84048

RickG wrote:

buzzerbaits wrote: I have 125 of these if someone needs a few


...or, at 6 per boat, you could get 20.83 more boats! ;)

Naa. no more boat buying for a while. I'm getting ready to put one of my Golden Rockets up for sale soon...:(

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Steering cable guides 18 Apr 2018 11:10 #84047

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GB wrote: do I need any of these if I run the cables inside PEX tubing?


just a thought, Steve's rubber grommet idea would help stop any vibration chatter of the pex against the aluminum, if the inside dia. is not too small.........

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do I need any of these if I run the cables inside PEX tubing?

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Steering cable guides 17 Apr 2018 23:34 #84032

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buzzerbaits wrote: I have 125 of these if someone needs a few


...or, at 6 per boat, you could get 20.83 more boats! ;)
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Steering cable guides 17 Apr 2018 22:04 #84027

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This is what I used on my Vagabond. Just make a cut so that it opens up around the cables. Installation is a breeze for boats that already have the cables ran.

I have 125 of these if someone needs a few

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Steering cable guides 16 Apr 2018 20:15 #84007

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This is what I used on my Vagabond. Just make a cut so that it opens up around the cables. Installation is a breeze for boats that already have the cables ran.

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Steering cable guides 16 Apr 2018 14:50 #84002

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I also have some of Jeff's bushings for our Ranger.

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Steering cable guides 16 Apr 2018 12:57 #83997

jmhyatt wrote: I have about a dozen of the bushings, which I would be happy to sell. Mine are not the original OZ Gendney, but are similar and much cheaper. The female side is commonly available as PVC electrical bushings e.g. at Home Depot, but the male end is much harder to find. Main issue with mine is that the female pieces are gray PVC, and the male pieces are black (bakelite, I think) like the Gedney ones, but made by Sylvania or someone like that. Good news is that you only see one side at a time, so you would see gray on one side of the bulkhead and black on the other side. I paid about $1/piece for them = $2 for the male+female, so I'd like to sell them for $2/pair...

Poor quality photo attached here. I'm working in Switzerland at the moment, but will be back home next week if you (or anyone) is interested. I sold some to Buzzerbaits to use on one of his stable of Rockets.

These are just what you need.. I would not use anything else......

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Steering cable guides 16 Apr 2018 12:19 #83994

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As John says, these bushings are the real deal, but expensive. Jeff's look like a great alternative though. It'd be good to find the original source for more of them.
Rubber grommets seem like an ok short term solution, but I wonder how well they wear, and if they might introduce a bit more friction to the system? The purpose designed aircraft type, while not original, might be best from a performance standpoint. I have yet to find one that's designed to mount to a bulkhead, although they must be out there.

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