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Teleflex Safe-T QC Sterndrive Mechanical Steering (Traditional)

Technical Reference Manual

Safe-T QC Sterndrive Steering

Traditional Teleflex Marine Mechanical steering is still the choice for stern drives, inboards and other power assisted applications.

It's just right for power steered boats in which No FeedBack systems are not required.

Safe-T QC offers the quick response of three-turn steering, and easy installation with a patented, no-tools-required cable connection at the helm.


Virtually all power-assisted stern drive boats with wheels up to 16" diameter. Safe-T QC replaces all Teleflex Safe-T helms made since 1968 with little or no dash modifications. (Requires use of SSC62 QC steering cable.)

For single station use only. Safe-T QC accepts wheels up to 16" diameter.

Components are available for dual cable systems, but we recommend No-FeedBack steering for all dual cable steered, non-power assisted outboards and stern drives. See the NFB 4.2 Dual Cable and SeaStar PRO sections of this catalog.


Safe-T QC single cable steering
Safe-T QC dual cable steering
(3 turns lock-to-lock)

NOTE: When properly installed, this steering system will connect to engines with ABYC standard tilt tubes, using engine manufacturer's link arm. For other engines, see Steering Connection Kits section for options.


  • Quick-response of 3 turns lock-to-lock.
  • Kits include: cable, helm, 90° bezel and hardware.
  • Standard 3/4" round tapered steering shaft.
  • Stainless steel cable output ends.
  • Fast, easy installation: uses simple snap-in cable connection,
    Teleflex Quick Connect (QC) cable, and industry-standard Safe-T mounting hardware.
  • Meets A.B.Y.C. standards.
  • Meets N.M.M.A. certification requirements.

Complete System:

Safe-T QC Steering Kit (single cable) SS137XX (picture below)

(Kits available with steering cable lengths from 8-23 feet. If either a longer or shorter cable is required, please order your system by components, which are listed below.)

(Twin cable Safe-T QC systems are sold as service components; see listing below for helm, bezel and cable numbers. If replacing "TS" type threaded spigot twin helm, the cables connected to that helm MUST be replaced - they will NOT connect to new helm.)




Service Items:

  • Safe-T Cable (with helm nut)..............SSC72XX

  • QC II Cable (Safe-T QC or "TS") ........SSC61XX

  • QC II Threaded Helm Converter........SA27620P

  • Steering Wheel Hardware Kit .............2745417P

  • Spent Travel Tube .............................SA35680P

  • Hitch Pin for Quick Connect Helms ....2724514P

  • Safe-T "TS" helm .................................SH5023P (This is the old style helm with two threaded spigots. Requires SSC72XX or SSC61XX cable, NOT SSC62XX cable.)

  • Safe-T QC Dual Helm........................SH5294P†

  • Safe-T QC Dual Tilt Helm .............. SH91524P*†

* Requires SH91500 tilt mechamism to complete Tilt Steering system installation.
†For dual cable steered stern drives. If steering is NOT power assisted, upgrading to NFB 4.2 Dual Cable is recommended.

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