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Offline Rupp nitro

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Looking for a steering cable for my 73 Glastron Carlson cv16.   The number on the cable reads m1324 on the metal end that goes into the rack steering at  the steering wheel end. Itís a merc rack and pinion steering all original from 73.  My merc dealer told me the cable is no longer available and suggested that I change the whole  set up,   Iíd rather keep it all original.     The dealer told me the cable is roughly 12 foot .   Is there a new cross reference number that Iím not aware of.?  If anyone out there has a good one ,  Iím interested,    Thanks.   
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Offline nes-cv23

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I have a few cables from some of my parts boats. If you have a picture that I can compare them to Iíll see what might work. 
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 gt-150 jet.

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I would get a brand new Seastar steering system.   
 http://www.seastarsolutions.com/ 

Mine was a "Rack" style, with 13 foot cable, with transom mounting.
http://www.seastarsolutions.com/products/mechanical-steering/nfb-rack-steering/

Seastar was Teleflex, which made your original steering system.
Replace everything with new for safty reasons.
Not sure if new cable would even fit old helm ...

FAQ ...
http://www.seastarsolutions.com/support-2/faqs-2/mechanical-steering-systems/

Any more details on your CV ?
Motor ?
Steering system mounting style ?
Any extra gauges in dash, that would get in way of helm ?
Gregg
'76 CV16

Offline Hyperacme

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I still have my original helm and cable, but really wouldn't even give it away, unless you have a small motor like a 85 HP or less.
Would hate for so / so steering system to fail at a important time and hurt you or someone else.
Gregg
'76 CV16

Offline nes-cv23

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These are what I have if anyone might want them. The short black one is 12í, the red one is 14í,and the long black one is 16í. They all worked good when I pulled them off the boats. No shipping youíll have to find a way to get them or I can bring them to the meet in August. And I think I have the columns also.
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 gt-150 jet.

Offline Rupp nitro

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The red cable set up is just like mine so I  measured my cable again from end to end the complete cable length,  and it measures 13,  so yours is a foot longer.   I wonder if I can make that work?  The no shipping kind of cancels me out.    I appreciate you looking for me.  If your interested in shipping to the upper New York State area let me know.

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I keep forgetting that our little minn. wis. boat club isnít so little anymore.    :)    Most of the extras I have I would give away to anyone in need but the shipping would cost just about as much as you could find a new one close to you. Sorry.
Past to present: 84 ssv-151, 76 cvx-16 ss, 77cvx-20 jet, 90 CSS-19, 77 gt-150, 2-78 cvx-16, 79cvx-16, 79 cvz-18, 78 cv-23, 73 cv-16, 74 cv-18, 89 219 Futura, 76 gt-150 jet.

Offline Rupp nitro

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Thanks for your help.  I just purchased a nos merc ride guide cable 11111a12 for my cv from a dealer in Georgia.   Www.fergusonpoolemarine.com.   Tel #770-597-5992

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Thanks for your help.  I just purchased a nos merc ride guide cable 11111a12 for my cv from a dealer in Georgia.   Www.fergusonpoolemarine.com.   Tel #770-597-5992


He is a great guy to deal with! Has helped me several times with my hard to find parts.
1975 v-179 starflite 
1978 CVZ-18

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He has also helped me over the years with problems Ö
Did you get the rack / helm too ?
Any details and /or pictures of your CV ?
Gregg
'76 CV16

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Re: Wanted Steering cable for a 73 Glastron Carlson cv 16 rack steering
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2018, 04:13:43 PM »
Just the cable   Itís not a big deal to dismantle the unit from the cable       Your cv looks identical to mine. In your picture.   Mine has the original merc 115 from 73     I just ordered the gt emblem and the rear Glastron Carlson emblems to freshen mine up .  Mine were original and faded.   I keep the 19 prop on it to pull the family waterskiing And tubing with good over all cruising speed     My interior was redone 15 years ago. To the same style And colour as the original