Technical Reference Manual
BIG-T DUAL STATION SYSTEM
Dual Station System
(3 turns lock-to-lock)
NOTE: When properly installed, this steering system will connect to
The Original Telefl ex Steering System!
engines with ABYC standard tilt tubes, using engine manufacturer's link
arm. For other engines, see Steering Connection Kits section for options.
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 en cased 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 or two engines.
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
dual station use.
For single station Big-T, please see the previous
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 a special-order, non-returnable type SSC81AxxBxx cable.+
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.
+ Dual station requires purchase of special cable. See preceding
pages for Big-T single station steering.
This steering system is sold by components.
Select helm, bezel and cable or Tilt helm, Tilt
Mechanism and cable from items listed below.
How To Measure Cable
for Dual Station Big-T:
For a Big-T dual station steering system, the
cable required is SSC81AxxBxx (see parts
list above), where xx = the lengths of the two
cable sections in feet. The letter "A" in the
part number represents the cable routing path
distance between steering stations. The letter
"B" represents the cable routing path distance
from the lower station to the engine/rudder
area. The different cable lengths are available
in one-foot increments only.
EXAMPLE: if the cable routing from engine to
lower station is 18 feet and 10 feet from station to
station, order part number SSC81A10B18 cable.
NOTE: Please be sure of your measurements
because this cable is non-returnable.