Older Style Teleflex Safe T Helm is the original mechanical (also called Rotary) steering helm for power assisted stern drive boats up to 24 feet with up to a 16 inch wheel. The Safe-T is an ideal helm for boats where a No Feedback system is not required. The Old style Safe-T features two threaded spigots for steering cable attachment. Requires SSC72XX or SSC61XX(QC II) cables and Safe-T 20 (SB27483) or 90 (SB27484) degree bezels.
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I need to replace stealing helm in my 1990 Boston whaler. It's sh5023. I found only sh5023t . I don't want to replace cable. Will it fit sh5023t?
I don't know because of the hook up I had to buy the cable also mine was the old type they didn't sell separate. But the cable probably needed changing anyway. It worked very well
Yes the cable will fit.
If the cable is seized is there anyway of freeing it up or need new cable?
Buy a new cable - far too much effort and luck would be required to free a seized cable!
Youtube has vidio on how to free cable. Uses a drill with eye hook to spin cable and lots of penetrating oil. A vise iis helpful. It takes a lot of spinning and pushing and pulling but will work every time.
No way of getting any penetrating oil in to all the corrosion. And also the cable could be ready to break inside where you can see. Would def recomend replacement for safety.
it is recommended that you replace the cable
how to release cable from wheel housing?
When changing my helm unit, I released the cable by slacking off all of the locking bolts first - this can be an awkward method if space is limited. I'm sure there is a simpler method but this works if the helm can be removed from the dash.
Remove screws from back of steering helm and remove cable. Please note this item does not come with an adapter to attatch to helm
I took the Safe -T helm off the center console, I loosened all three bolts that hold the helm together and split it like 3/16" and the cable would not come out. So I removed all three mounting bolts and took the pin and lock washer off the shaft and then took the helm apart. Even then I had to slide the main gear out 1/4" to get the cable to come loose! Basically, I had to take the whole helm apart! It was like new inside, so it was not rust holding it, I think it's just not designed to install the cable but not to remove it. Crazy!
Perfect match to repair my older style
Very easy change out for older style helm...perfect fit...Thank You
Port Haywood, VA
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Washington State coast.
Excellent Service, Exactly what I needed
Replacement for my bad steering head went together with ease. Instruction very concise. First class all the way