I doubt you want plastic sheaves or idlers. I'm not sure what you mean by 'runners' (conduit?) but it sounds like these are in places where the cables
might otherwise touch & chafe on something else...and that's a no-no. Replacing a plastic chafing surface (especially one you can't see, if we're talking about the cable *inside* of something like a conduit) with a metal one only makes things worse.
Congrats on making it in, given the circumstances you faced. That definitely deserves a 'well done'. Now is the time to look at ALL the parts
of your steering system (to include visibly inspecting the chain, the pulpit gear
& bearings and all of the bearings (which are likely solid pins) and bushings. Look & feel for 'play'. Could the chafe have come from the cable being too loose? And if so, were the bull dog clips slipping or was there some other cause for incremental increase in play? Note where the chafe on the cable caused the break and determine what needs to be changed. And if you have to live with an inside steering station, then think about how to make it a more functional helming location - e.g. how does the GPS get its antenna
topside, what kind of back support can be provided to the helmsman and so forth.
The Edson guys are great. I found what was most helpful to me was to snap some pics of the places where I had Q's, then email
them to the guys, and then call and ask them to open the files while they were on the phone
. (They are very keen on this approach). This meant we were both looking at the same pics at the same time and made comms quicker and clearer - and less tedious. Finally, be sure to have them stock check everything you & they end up agreeing you need; my one frustration with my most recent steering work (a total pedestal
replacement) was that I forgot to have them confirm that what 'we always have in stock' actually was there.
Good luck and, again, congrats. Are you now settled into Shelter Bay?