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Old 02-03-2019, 10:51   #1
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Changing Clutch and throttle cables

Im in the process of changing out my clutch and throttle cables, I have the top of the pedestal off and can see that there are two bolts holding the cables in place about a foot down from the top.

Looks to me that the only way to get in there is to remove the chain on the helm and also the whole wheel bearing assembly. Is this the case? and if so how do I loosen the chain- there's no way into the pedestal to get to the connections to the cables. And finally how can I pull out the wheel bearing, will there be a grub screw that I cant see or does it require a specialst tool?

Unfortunatly I have no idea who manufactured it in the first place....

Any thoughts/tips?
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:16   #2
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Re: Changing Clutch and throttle cables

You can unbolt the pedestal from the deck and get to it from the bottom. You can also do it without unbolting but is difficult. The bolt or nut holding the cable bracket is on the outside of the pedestal.

Details: https://edsonmarine.com/content/EB39...ntrolInstr.pdf
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:29   #3
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Re: Changing Clutch and throttle cables

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You can unbolt the pedestal from the deck and get to it from the bottom. You can also do it without unbolting but is difficult. The bolt or nut holding the cable bracket is on the outside of the pedestal.

Details: https://edsonmarine.com/content/EB39...ntrolInstr.pdf
That will only work if the pedestal is an Edson. If it's a Yacht Specialties pedestal you have to either pull the steering gear off of the wheel shaft or loosen up the cables at the quadrant. Then unbolt the control head from the pedestal and pull it up to free the cables.
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Old 02-03-2019, 14:24   #4
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Re: Changing Clutch and throttle cables

We did this with our Edson pedestal. Got it out by unhooking the chain and then fiddling around with pulling on the cables & undoing little pieces. It's not as complicated as it might seem: it can be done, but takes time & care. Unbolting the pedestal itself would mess up everything that goes through it & would create new problems. Look through online catalogs to see if you can match your unit to one of theirs. Edson & Yacht Specialties would be the places to start.
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Re: Changing Clutch and throttle cables

https://www.marlow-hunter.com/wp-con...Pedestal-1.pdf

This may be helpful.
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Re: Changing Clutch and throttle cables

Just replaced ours last week on a Chinese Edson knock-off. Viewed the very good Edson videos available on YouTube and job was pretty easily done. Would likely have messed up the project if not for the videos. Follow their advice on stuffing a rag down in hole when messing about with the linkage pins/rings or whatever, those parts are so easy to drop.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:45   #7
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Re: Changing Clutch and throttle cables

Not sure this will be helpful but...
My PSC-31 has a headliner below the pedestal in the aft berth that removes relatively easily providing additional access to cables and wire runs.
The YouTube route is always a winner!
Best of luck and let us know what works,
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