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  1. #1
    just out of courisity how tight should the steering cables be as they run down the stringer to the pullies? new to this type steering .......thanks

  2. #2
    Taut, not over tight. I would guess that an unsupported cable, on a 3-6ft run should have about 1/4 to 3/8ths inch of side deflection. Depth of pulley grooves could be a factor, but most contain the cable quite well. An over tightened cable will increase wear and tear on the pulley bearings. Just my .02, others may have different ideas..........MP

  3. #3
    thanks money that seems to be what i have as far as slack in the cables as they run to the rear thanks

  4. #4
    Just grab a cable at the quadrant and pull up with moderate force, if the quadrant moves it's too loose!..

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