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Old 08-03-2009, 18:27   #1
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Hunter 28' steering cable

Been looking at this site for a while, ya'll know yer' stuff. I was doing make ready for the sailing months ahead on my Hunter and found2-3 frays on the steering cable.(radial type) a piece of cake taking it off, Putting a new one back on/??? Welll time will te3ll. HAHaha should be very easy as I have lots of access room just under the decking and into the Edson pedestal. Question is... Seems it is a 2 piece, and been pricing through edson, THEY want like 255.00 for the whole shibang Thinking of buying SS 3/16 cable myself and have a rigeer shop put it all together. Chain is like new no slop in links and it was always well oiled. Or should I bite the bullet and go for OEM parts??? Thanx in advance
Marky Palcios Texas
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:16   #2
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Steering cable is just 7 x 19 (7 strands of 19 wires) type 316 S/S wire rope, which can be sourced from any reputable vendor.
Also examine the attachments, clamps & thimbles etc.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:30   #3
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No reason you can't buy 316 ss wire...Is there any obvious reason why cable frayed?
have someone turn wheel all the way, both ways... observe any contact or friction, leaks/rust from lockers or deck, I maintain coat of grease between steering quadrant and cable.
Just checked and tightened my cables.
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