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Teleflex Mechanical Steering Identification Guide




Technical Reference Manual



Teleflex Marine Mechanical Steering

Identifying Steering On The Boat:

Original System Name
Name (Version)
Dates Used &
Cable Color(s)
Cable Looks Like This/
PartNumbers
Helm Looks Like This/
Part Numbers
Teleflex and Morse Traditional-Technology ROTARY Steering Systems:
Big-T (older) 1963-1972
(White, Blue or Black)
SSC72XX/SC69XXX cable
Big-T (current) 1972-date
(White, Blue or Black)
SSC72XX/SC69XXX cable

Easy-T 1968-1972
Silver
SC89XX cable

HPS Rotary 1999-date
Black>
SSC63XX cable
(use with HPS helm only)

Midi-T** 1969-1972
Green
SC75XX cable

Mini-T 1969-1972
Black
SC74XX cable

Morse Command 290 To Date Obsolete
Red or Black
300962 or 304411
or 312020 (URC) CABLE
Morse Command 250 To Date Obsolete
Red or Black
300962 or 304411
or 312020 (URC) CABLE

Morse Command 2 Rotary OBSOLETE
Red
Command 2 cable

Morse Command 290
Dual Cable Systems
TO 2001
Red or Black
300962 or 304411or
312020 (URC) CABLE
(2 cables required)

Safe-T (Version 1) 1968-1972
White or Black
SC89XX cable

Safe-T "TS"
(Version 2)*
1972-date
White or Black
SSC72XX/SC69XXX cable

Safe-T QC (Quick Connect) 1990-1996
Black
SSC62XX cable
Safe-T QC (Quick Connect)* 1996-date
Black
SSC62XX cable

Safe-T Dual Cable systems 1975-date
White or Black
SSC62XX or
SSC72XX/SC69XXX (2 cables required)

Teleflex NFB NO-FEEDBACK & Morse NFS ROTARY Steering Systems:
Morse NFS To 2001
Red or Black
304415 cable

Morse NFS Dual Cable To 2001
Red or Black
304415 cable (2 cables required)

NFB 4.2 1990-date
Black
SSC62XX cable

NFB 4.2 Dual Cable 1990-date
Black
SSC62XX cables (2 required)

NFB Safe-T II 1996-date
Black
SSC62XX cable

Teleflex and Morse Traditional-Technology RACK & PINION Steering Systems, continued:
Morse Command 200 Rack To 2001
Red or Black
300620 or 300619 cable

Morse Rack Dual Cable 1To 2001
Red or Black
300620 or 300619 cables (2 required)

TR211 (Rack & Pinion) 1973-1975
Blue
SC98XX cable

TR188 (Rack & Pinion) 1975-1978
Brown
SC54XX cable
TR188 (Rack & Pinion) 1978-1986
Black
SC105XX cable

"The Rack" (Rack & Pinion) 1984-1990
Black
SSC124XX cable
"The Rack" (Rack & Pinion) 1990-2001
Black
SSC124XX cable

"The Rack" (Back Mount) 1996-date
Black
SSC134XX cable

"The Rack" Dual Cable System 1984-1990
Black
SSC124XX cables (2 required)
"The Rack" (Back Mount) 2 Cable 1996-up
Black
1 SSC135XX dual-cable

Teleflex NFB NO-FEEDBACK RACK & PINION Steering Systems:
NFB Rack (Back Mount)* 1996-date
Black
SSC134XX cable

NFB Pro Rack (Back Mount)*
Dual Cable System
1996-date
Black
1 SSC135XX dual cable

Competitive Brand ROTARY Steering Systems:
Steermaster MK II 1996-date
Obsolete
56-8226 (Morse ARC cable 305396)
ACCO Steermaster MK III
Mercury Ride Guide
Obsolete

Obsolete
56-8263 (Morse ARC cable 305396)
56-8724 (Morse ARC cable 305396)

Morse Command 290 Obsolete 300962, 304411,304415, 68764

Morse TRC Cable Obsolete 304415 (used only with older Telefl ex Helms)*

OMC (not Tru-Course) Obsolete silver cable**
OMC Tru-Course Obsolete wire rope cable double conduit/ drum type helm (tension system)
OMC Thru-Transom I/O OMC Thru-Transom Cable (engine end)
Obsolete
Morse ORC 305304

U-Flex OLD style Cable TO DATE M47 (for Telefl ex Big-T/Safe-T Threaded Spigot helms)
U-Flex NEW style Cable TO DATE (for Command 290/Telefl ex Safe-T QC/rotary NFB)

U-Flex Single Cable TO DATE Rotech T71 (pre-2001 cable with nut is M66; 2001-date cable is M47, M63)
U-Flex Tilt Single Cable TO DATE Rotech T81 (same cables as T71); pre-2001 units use the Morse tilt mechanism

U-Flex Dual Cable TO DATE Rotech T72 (pre-2001 cable with nut is M66; 2001-date cable is M47, M63)/td>
U-Flex Tilt Dual Cable TO DATE Rotech T82 (same cables as T72); pre-2001 units use the Morse tilt mechanism

U-Flex NR Dual Cable TO DATE Accura T74NR (pre-2001 cable is M66; 2001-date is M47); was Morse NFS dual cable helm
U-Flex NR Tilt Dual Cable TO DATE Accura T84NR (same cables as T74); pre-2001 units use the Morse tilt mechanism

U-Flex NR Single Cable TO DATE Accura T73NR (pre-2001 cable is M66; 2001-date is M47); was Morse NFS single cable helm
U-Flex NR Tilt Single Cable TO DATE Accura T83NR (same cables as T73); pre-2001 units use the Morse tilt mechanism

TCompetitive Brand Rack & Pinion Steering Systems:
ACCO Obsolete 56-8724 (Morse ARC cable 305396)

DetMar (Detroit Marine) TO DATE 4-200, 4-440, 4-600, DM500 (Morse DRC cable 305013)

Mercury Ride Guide and Quicksilver Obsolete C11111AXX, C34451XX, C76043XX, C76876,C-11110 (Morse MRC cable 304860)

Morse Command 200 Obsolete 300001, 300002, 300619, 300620, 304860, 304934, 304935, 305013
Morse TRRC Cable Obsolete 308664 (for 1984-2001 Teleflex "The Rack" helms only)*

Morse Command 401 Obsolete 47209

OMC Rack & Pinion Obsolete 1719, 2805/200

U-Flex old style cable TO DATE M86 (for Command 200/Telefl ex "old style" The Rack; (requires correct C200 or 1984-2001 Teleflex "The Rack" helm)

U-Flex Rack & Pinion TO DATE All Rack & Pinion

Footnotes to Previous Charts

"Identifying Steering on the Boat" Teleflex and Morse Brands:

* Since this may be relatively new, replacement of entire system may not be necessary. Please consult your dealer/distributor to determine which part of the system may need to be replaced. If engine is power-assisted, NFB steering cannot be used. Note that only difference between 1990-1996 and 1996-date Safe-T QC helms is shape of the helm housing castings.

** Slight dash modifi cation required for installation of recommended new helm. If engine is power-assisted, NFB steering cannot be used.

Safe-T II is for engines up to and including V-4's. For manually steered outboards larger than V-4, use NFB 4.2.

KEY TO CHART HEADINGS: Rotary Steering has a rounded diecast helm (steering gear case) behind dash; Rack & Pinion Steering has a long metal tubular rack housing behind dash; Hydraulic Steering has 2 or 3 hoses (or tubing sections) attached to helm behind dash.

"Identifying Steering on the Boat" Competitive Brands:

* Cable only can be replaced if Teleflex helm is present.

** Some dashboard modifi cations required to install Telefl ex helm.

No FeedBack steering is recommended for non-power-assisted engines only. Safe-T II is for engines up to and including V-4's. For manually steered outboards larger than V-4, use NFB 4.2 (single or dual cable) or NFB Rack (single or dual cable). If engine is power-assisted, NFB steering cannot be used.

NOTE: When a Rack system is being replaced by a Rotary system (or vice-versa), you must measure for the replacement system using Telefl ex catalog measuring instructions. For example: a 15-foot rack system would not be replaced by a 15-foot rotary system. See steering cable measurement section for information on how to measure for replacement cables. The Morse (P/N 312020) and U-Flex (P/N M66) "universal" replacement cables for rotary steering systems are not recommended for use with Telefl ex helms. In accordance with A.B.Y.C. recommended practices, Telefl ex recommends that engine maker connection kits be used with all outboard motors.

Replacing Teleflex Tilt Steering?

Mechanical Tilt Steering is sold either as Dash Module Kits (for all popular helms) or Separate Components (for all mechanical helms). Please see the previous steering identifi cation charts and the Tilt Steering and Steering System pages in this catalog. If ordering components, you will need a SH91500P Tilt Mechanism PLUS the Tilt Helm.

NOTE: Tilt helms are similar to standard helms except for the shaft (threaded on a standard helm; fl at with a cross-hole on a tilt helm.)

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