Teleflex 4.2 No Feedback Single Cable Steering Systems
Teleflex 4.2 No Feedback Steering Systems are the most revolutionary advancements in mechanical boat steering since the Teleflex helical cable. Built with the same emphasis on safety, durability, and performance as the Safe-T, Big-T, and Rack Steering Systems, the newly designed No-Feedback units help effectively eliminate torque feedback at the helm making for the easiest and safest mechanical steering on the market today.
The precision die-cast zinc helm incorporates the new SSC62XX helical cable assembly for quick and easy installation. Dual cable helms are also available for boats that exceed 50 mph or experience steering instability from engine flutter.
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I have an older 13' Boston Whaler, hull #22903. That seems to correspond to 1967. It has a side console and the old cable & pulley steering, linked to a 2008 Yamaha 25hp outboard. The cable recently snapped and I'd like to replace it with a modern system. I'm looking for guidance on a replacement helm and the appropriate Teleflex system for my boat. I can also provide measurements and photos as required.
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I am replacing the cable steering system on an 11' 199 Boston Whaler. I've been told that I need an 11 foot cable, is that correct? Additionally, can I use my existing steering wheel or do I need to replace it?
Matt, when I replaced my cable I looked at the numbers printed on it first. Mine had the cable length as part of the model number still visible and it was the original from 2005. A quick Google search of the model number yielded the correct replacement cable length. If you can't read this on yours, I suggest removing it and measuring it to be sure. When you pull it, make sure to use a good follower pull cord/rope so you can pull the new cable back to the helm. I was able to use my existing steering wheel which is a standard 3/4" tapered center mounting shaft with a small "key" to hold it in place (locks it to the shaft for turning left/right). The new shaft was the same size/shape as my old so it was a perfect fit. Total install time including removal of the old cable was about 1 hour. It's an easy project. Good luck. JB
You should be able to use your existing steering wheel. Go to their website to understand how to order the correct length if it is not legible on your existing cable
When I did mine, I determined the length from the numbers on the original cable. The same length in the new cable was a tad shorter (6" longer would have been better). I had to change the helm to be compatible with the new cable ends. My original Teleflex cable was threaded, the new is retained by bolts. Used my original steering wheel after I destroyed the original helm on order to remove it. I operate my 1999, 18' center console Wellcraft in saltwater and parts tend to corrode together after 20yrs. Length formulas and videos are available from this web site.
I used my existing steering wheel.As for the length, that depends on the distance from your steering wheel gear box to the engine. There is a very specific way to gain the total measurement and it is outlined on this website and the Teleflex site.I can say that it is an easy job and I am no mechanic.
HelloMy existing cable says ssc6215 I am considering replacing it with a no feedback kit. Does anyone know if they are interchangable and which kit I should buy?Thank you in advance for your help
We replace the entire system, helm and all.Anything short of that is a mistake.It works great. I owned a Marina and this is all we used.Now that I am retired, and my friends ask me for help, this is again all I use.Make sure you order the correct helm. I have seen people order racks and find out they don't have the room under the dash.Just put one in a antique outboard for a friend in our club, steers like a dream.Building a custom mahogany runabout, putting hydraulic steering in that. Can't wait to see how that steers.
HI, I called the company directly to find out the information as to which product was suitable
does this have a 3/4 tapered shaft???????????
Yes it does. It also has the key-way slot (about 1"). It was an exact match for my original 2005 Teleflex unit installed on a 2005 Angler 204 which has a very plain steering wheel. It is not smooth not splined or grooved. Cheers.
Are the cable lengths stamped on existing cable? I need to see what length to order.
the length was not stamped on my original equipment cable, I measured the existing and bought the same length
Yes the last two numbers should be the length on the cable.
On mine unit the pin was not there, is it really needed?
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I will probably replace this system with a hydraulic system
Replaced in kind steering system which had only two seasons of use. While the no feedback system works it is hard to turn at higher speeds. At low speeds its easy to turn. Installation can also be difficult as the last two feet of the cable is solid, and in some cases, like mine, the engine may need to be removed to install into the tilt tube. Helm installation is quite easy.
Cape Cod, MA
Could not be happier
I highly recommend this product. I installed this on my 1974 Boston whaler Montauk. It was a close call as I have an older winged console and this does not sit as high as the orginal big t steering I had on it. It fit perfectly and install was a breeze. Hardest part is fishing the new cable through but even that was easy. Big fan of this no feed back steering in comparison to what I had. It's nice not having the motor jumping around or the wheel spinning to high hell when I grab one of the rods while trolling. I have heard others complain of friction with the nfb steering systems. None here. Smooth as can be. Great upgrade on a very old Whaler.
everything fit perfect.easy to set-up
Better than original helm, NFB 4.2 rotary.
1990 Wellcraft Sportfish. Used orig manf # for cable length (13') replacement was shorter than original by about 6". Don't think longer (14') would have fit into center console. Must have a plan to deal with any cuts made in fiberglass to accommodate removal/replacement of engine end if engine removal is impractical. I used Starboard 1/2" to shrink enlarged cable exit down to original size.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Product installation and application was great
Instruction were adequate and installation was fairly easy. Had a little trouble getting the steering wheel off and not sure if there was any instuctions for this item. The steering wheel and mating surface are tapered and secured with a nut that forces the steering wheel on the steering rod.
Walkerton, Ontario, Canada
So far so good time will tell
Received within a few days fit right in no problem
JD shipped fast and steering works great
The videos Jamestown Distributors put on Youtube showed us how to remove our broken steering helm and cable. Talks with JD staff helped us decide on the best replacement steering system for our boat. The JD videos also showed us how to install the replacement Teleflex 4.2 NFB system. JD shipped the item promptly and it works perfectly.Thank you, JD.
Good value for the price!
Easy to install and a big improvement over other systems. Price was right.
Rod the fisherman
Port Charlotte, FL
No problem easy install on a Boston Whaler Montauk. Really improved steering from old sticky cable.
Teleflex 4.2 No Feedback Single Cable Steering Systems