I am restoring a 65 foot sailboat.
There are 2 steering stations. The old teleflex cables are shot.
Before buying new ones I wondering is there another solution. The ways from the steering station to the engineroom are approx 25-30 feet.
any payable ideas.
You could go hydraulic, but that's going to be a much bigger project than just replacing the old Teleflex cables.
Edit: noticed the title says throttle and shift, but body references steering. Are you replacing just throttle and shift or steering too? If just throttle and shift I would probably stick with Teleflex, no reengineering of your system, near world wide availability, very reliable.
These last three suggestions pretty much sum up your options and present all the pros and cons. Now, it's decision time. The only thing I can add is to consider the likelihood of failure. Mechanical (cable or hydraulic) are more dependable than electrical, if only as a result of an unrelated electrical failure.
I think the OP has a Sparkman and Stephens powerboat, so, while an electrical issue would bring down a lot of stuff, one might still be able to bring it back to port under purely mechanical means. That's always a consolation.
I been reading a little bit more and think I will stick with the cable solution.
The steering of the sailboat is hydraulic. Also the anchorwinch and some pumps.
This cables are very long and I tought there is perhaps a better solution but then money talks.