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Old 21-01-2013, 18:45   #1
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Morse Cable routing query

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After renovating my boat I have to relocate my engine control cables which are the red Morse 33C type. If I follow the original route they will now be too short. So I will take a different path to reach the engine, but it means having too negotiate a couple of tight corners. Does anyone know what the minimum radius these Morse cables can safely tolerate without jamming?

I am trying to avoid buying longer cables if I can.

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Old 21-01-2013, 19:00   #2
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Two things I,did after doing just what you did.One buy the better gradr of cables less friction and move a lot easier.Two buy longer cables and make as big a turn as you can.Sharp bend's create friction.In sharp bend's they may not jam but will surely stiffen movement.
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Two things I,did after doing just what you did.One buy the better gradr of cables less friction and move a lot easier.Two buy longer cables and make as big a turn as you can.Sharp bend's create friction.In sharp bend's they may not jam but will surely stiffen movement.

Thanks for the advice. I was trying to save a few bucks by using the old cables but I guess new longer ones would be the better, commonsense approach.

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Old 21-01-2013, 19:33   #4
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Re: Morse Cable routing query

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Teleflex cables eqivilient to the morse 33c cable recommend 8'' radius minium bends.
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Old 21-01-2013, 20:13   #5
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Re: Morse Cable routing query

8 to 10 inchs is what Morse recommends in there shop books, at least in my 30 yr old books from them !
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Teleflex cables eqivilient to the morse 33c cable recommend 8'' radius minium bends.

Thanks Shakey Doug,
That what I wanted to know. Looks like new cables will be required.

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Re: Morse Cable routing query

How long are your cables?? I redid the engine installation and installed new controls. Throttle cable is now too long by a couple of feet. A trade might work to our mutual benefit. Will get a measurement on mine if you are interested. The shift cable is still good for length so only talking throttle cable.
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How long are your cables?? I redid the engine installation and installed new controls. Throttle cable is now too long by a couple of feet. A trade might work to our mutual benefit. Will get a measurement on mine if you are interested. The shift cable is still good for length so only talking throttle cable.
Hi Pete,
I need them to be about 16.5 feet (5.0M). My old ones are around 13 feet(4.2M). A swap is a good idea except for the fact I live in Australia, a long way from Hawaii.

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How long are your cables?? I redid the engine installation and installed new controls. Throttle cable is now too long by a couple of feet. A trade might work to our mutual benefit. Will get a measurement on mine if you are interested. The shift cable is still good for length so only talking throttle cable.

But thanks for the offer anyway.
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Doubt if my throttle cable is long enough. I'll measure it tomorrow to be sure. Last time I checked there was still mail service to Oz. Have thought about a trip down under so might even be able to deliver it in person.
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....Have thought about a trip down under so might even be able to deliver it in person.

For you that sure makes it an expensive cable

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