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Teleflex Mechanical Helm Identification Guide




This is an overview of Teleflex Marine ROTARY steering helms likely to be encountered.

NFB 4.2

  • Two bolts secure QC cable to helm.

  • One bolt holds spent travel tube.

  • Cast finish helms have No FeedBack feature.

    Kits: SS147XX (4.2 Single Cable), SS148XX (4.2 Dual Cable), SS157XX (4.2 Single Cable Tilt Steering)


  • NFB Safe-T II & HPS Rotary

  • Collet & hitch pin secure QC cable to helm.

  • One bolt holds spent travel tube.

  • Safe-T II cast fi nish helm has No FeedBack feature; HPS gold-fi nish helm does not.

    Kit: SS132XX (Safe-T II Single Cable); HPS Rotary is sold as components only.

    Safe-T QC

  • Collet & hitch pin secure QC cable to helm.
  • Conical plastic nut holds spent travel tube.

    Kit: SS137XX (Safe-T QC Single Cable)

    Safe-T TS (old style)

  • Large thread-on nut secures cable to helm.

  • Conical plastic nut holds spent travel tube.

    Kit: None. Safe-T TS is sold as components.

    NOTE: Latest bezel styles shown; several other confi gurations offered since 1968.



  • Big-T

  • Large thread-on nut secures cable to helm.

  • Conical plastic nut holds spent travel tube.

  • Usually has diecast bezel which can be either round one-piece or oval 2-piece design.

  • Older systems may have 2 helms (twin station) or 2-3 cables (tension) systems.

    Kit: None. Big-T is sold as components.



  • This is an overview of Teleflex Marine RACK & PINION steering helms likely to be encountered.

    The Rack & HPS Rack
    ("Back Mount" Rack)

  • Four bolts and nuts secure cable rack housing to helm.

  • Helm/cable install as unit from back of dash.

  • Helm requires current generation rack cables (will not bolt up to older style cables).

  • Dual cable has one rack housing with two cables attached. Single helm works on both single and dual cable applications.

  • One bezel is offered; angle to dash is changes by adding wedges.

    Kit: SS141XX (Rack Single Cable); HPS Rack is sold as components only.

  • NFB Rack & NFB Pro Rack
    ("Back Mount" Rack)

  • Four bolts and nuts secure cables rack housing to helm.

  • Helm has No FeedBack feature.

  • Helm/cable install as unit from back of dash.

  • Helm requires current generation rack cables (will not bolt up to older style cables).

  • Dual cable has one rack housing with two cables attached. Single helm works on both single and dual cable applications.

  • One bezel is offered; angle to dash is
    changes by adding wedges.

    Kit:s SS151XX (NFB Rack Single Cable),
    SS152XX (NFB Pro Rack Dual Cable).

  • The Rack (old style)

  • Four bolts and nuts secure cables rack housing to helm.
  • Helm requires old style rack cables (will not bolt up to current rack cables).
  • Different helms are used for single and dual cable applications. (Dual cable applications require two separate cables.)
  • One bezel is offered; angle to dash is changes by adding wedges.

    Kit: None. Only replacement cable is available.




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