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Teleflex Big-T Inboard Mechanical Steering - Single Station

Technical Reference Manual

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.

The Original Teleflex Steering System!
For over 35 years, Big-T has been the most durable,
versatile mechanical steering system made, with both
single and dual station capability. The heavy duty
helm incorporates a strong steel pinion, dual diecast
gears and meaty shaft bearing supports, all encased
in a rugged gear housing. It's no wonder owners of small
in boards have counted on the Teleflex Big-T since 1963!


Inboards to 34 feet with one engine. Also suitable for stern
drive boats with power assisted steering. Big-T systems accept
steering wheels up to 20" diameter.

The type of system shown on these pages is for single station use.
For dual station Big-T, please see the next two pages.


  • Available in single or dual station versions.
  • Responsive 3 turns from lock-to-lock.
  • Standard 3/4" round tapered steering shaft.
  • Stainless steel cable output ends.
  • 2-piece bezel for 90° or 20° helm mount to dash.
  • Optional 1-piece 90° bezel for compact mounting.
  • Uses Teleflex SSC72 type cable.Ψ
  • Meets A.B.Y.C. standards.

  • Meets N.M.M.A. certification requirements.

    3.0 turns when all of standard steering cable travel is utilized.
    Ψ Dual station requires purchase of special cable. See following
    pages for Big-T dual station steering.

    Complete Systems:

    This steering system is sold by components. Select helm, bezel
    and cable or Tilt helm, Tilt Mechanism and cable from items
    listed below.


  • Big-T Helm (single station push-pull)...SH5000P
  • Big-T Cable (single station push-pull).SSC72XX
    (XX = cable length in feet. A 14' SSC72 would be SSC7214.)
  • Bezel 2-pc. Black (90°/20° mount) ....SB27265P


  • Big-T Tilt Helm................................. SH91525P*
    * Requires SH91500 tilt mechanism to complete Tilt Steering
    system installation.
  • Performance Tilt Mechanism.............SH91500P
  • QC II Cable (single station push-pull).SSC61XX
  • Bezel 2-pc. White (90°/20° mount) ....SB27263P
  • Bezel 1-pc. Chrome (90° mount).......SB27268P
  • Cable Gard (fi ts most tilt tubes) .........SA39329P

  • Service Items:

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

  • Spent Travel Tube (Big-T) ...........SA35680P

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