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Old 26-05-2016, 06:18   #1
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Pedestal steering

I am converting tiller to pedestal on my Cal29 with an Atomic 4. Anyone with experience with the proper shifting cable to use. I bought a used Edson pedestal that came with a thin cable that has a 10/32 threaded end. One cable manufacturer said this was a 33c and too small to shift the trans on my atomic, and I should have a 43c. Edson says they don't make a 43c. They were making a 64, but they don't even make those anymore. All they use is the 33c. Any suggestions?
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Why move the engine controls to the pedestal at all?


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Old 26-05-2016, 06:44   #3
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If the OP moves around his cockpit like me; then, it's likely because the gearshift and throttle handles keep finding their way up his pant legs. On board a former boat, I was often shifting gears or rpms when stepping down into my cockpit!
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If the OP moves around his cockpit like me; then, it's likely because the gearshift and throttle handles keep finding their way up his pant legs. On board a former boat, I was often shifting gears or rpms when stepping down into my cockpit!

I suppose if my wheel wasn't aft and over the controls I'd do the same.

But I still long for a tiller on this boat.


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Re: Pedestal steering

Main reason to move controls is convenience. The throttle and shifter are forward in the cockpit and the pedestal will be aft. Also for the reasons stated by Hudson Force.
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Re: Pedestal steering

How about a 1/4" cable?

http://www.mcmaster.com/#push/pull-c...cable/=12kuekd


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Re: Pedestal steering

Have you looked at Teleflex cables? They make several sizes for various engine sizes, functions and all come in many different lengths. Of course they also sell all the appropriate hardware for connecting to the levers on the engine or transmission. Not sure if they also make the brackets but those are pretty simple and would be easy to fabricate.
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Just looked for the Teleflex website and they are now www.seastarsolutions.com
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