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Offline demian5

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1979 CVX 16 SS I/O Steering Cable replacement
« on: February 09, 2021, 04:21:21 PM »
I bought a new cable and helm and am anticipating this being a chore to do. Any tips from someone who has done one on our style of boats?
1979 Glastron Carlson CVX 16 SS I/O Mercruiser 140 "Brick House"

Offline Plugcheck

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Re: 1979 CVX 16 SS I/O Steering Cable replacement
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 09:13:35 PM »
I took down the dash first, then pulled it out towards the port front seat.    Have a friend help guide and push the cable out.   Really not a bad job, just goes easier with help.
Michael
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Re: 1979 CVX 16 SS I/O Steering Cable replacement
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 12:09:29 PM »
I've heard of people attaching old cable to new cable and pulling it thru.
Mine was stuck in foam on top of stern box, so had to cut/dig it out before removing cable.
I didn't have any problems .. lots of room to install, but it's an outboard.
Gregg
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Re: 1979 CVX 16 SS I/O Steering Cable replacement
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 11:49:48 AM »
It was a success, just used a nylon rope and pulled it thru. Being that everything in the gunwale is attached to the cable, I made sure to check that everything worked after putting it back together.
1979 Glastron Carlson CVX 16 SS I/O Mercruiser 140 "Brick House"