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Vision setup

Have questions about setting up your boat? Engine height, setback, prop, etc.
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 2:21 pm

The black section says "Teleflex Marine Mfg USA" and the silver section shows made in Canada lol. The black piece also says GT, if that means anything. Couldn't open that link on my Crackberry, and my computer's down right now :(

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Re: Vision setup

Post by transomstand » May 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Why am I always the one that has to give the bad news????? :roll:

That steering is unsafe at high speed, it's not a "true" dual cable system. It's a single rack, with 2 cables running parallel. You're going to need to replace it, the slack can't be adjusted out. It's not your ability, you'll never be able to drive it with that.
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 3:18 pm

Good to know, I'd rather have the bad news than unknowingly cause harm.... I'll keep the speeds under 60 and look for a better system. Don't know how much more I can spend on her this year, but I'll keep my eyes open. Thanks!

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Re: Vision setup

Post by transomstand » May 21, 2012 4:25 pm

Offer this guy 100 bucks if your cables are similar length.

http://www.screamandfly.com/showthread. ... n-Steering

EDIT: Never mind, no cables are included :oops:
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » May 21, 2012 4:38 pm

Thanks for all the help. Now that I know what I'm looking for, I'll search locally first. 100 bucks plus the ride might end up costing more than what I can find here. (I can't imagine shipping being less than another 80-100 bucks). If not, I'll explore other options.

Thanks again!

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Re: Vision setup

Post by silkeysak » Jun 02, 2012 12:26 pm

This spring I found a dual opposing rack and pinion, at a very reasonable price. Pretech is about the only manufacturer for this type of system now. You can get the whole setup brand new for about $250. To make it opposed, you just flip the racks. Next best thing to the obsolete (but very desired) Merc RideGuide. Here's the link http://www.firstchoicemarine.com/m-221- ... &pagenum=2

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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » Jun 02, 2012 1:29 pm

Beauty, thanks! I'll check with my local marina, see if he can get it in. Am I going to have to run a cable on either side of the boat now then? Not a big deal, just don't have a hole on the passenger side..... Yet......

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Re: Vision setup

Post by YDOC462 » Jun 02, 2012 2:32 pm

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i wanna know how you took this pic(first one), :o i know how tight it is up in my vector!!!!!
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Re: Vision setup

Post by idvette » Jun 02, 2012 3:50 pm

I'm 5' 9" and 150 lbs, can still weasel my way under a dash lol.......

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Re: Vision setup

Post by silkeysak » Jun 02, 2012 5:23 pm

idvette wrote:Beauty, thanks! I'll check with my local marina, see if he can get it in. Am I going to have to run a cable on either side of the boat now then? Not a big deal, just don't have a hole on the passenger side..... Yet......

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Order that directly through the website. When I did, there was free shipping. That deal may still be good. Don't pay the marina markup! To run true dual opposing you will have to create another hole. If it's not center steer, add two feet for the left side. Dual opposed can be adjusted with less slop (almost none) than what you have. It used to be the standard, and many still prefer it because you can "feel" whats going on. To dress the new hole use a clamshell. http://www.jmsonline.net/clam-shell-vent-2x2-1-4.htm if this is not the size you need, they have larger ones. Hope this helps.

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