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rmasterson
09-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Hey guys. I need a little help with the steering on my 81 Mastercraft. This weekend while i was running home, the steering just stopped working. When i took the floor up, i noticed that the bracket on the steering cable near the rear of the boat had popped off the little ball-type bracket. I dont know what it is called or where i can buy a replacement. The bracket i am talking about is clamped around the steering cable and attaches to the "ball bracket" mounted to the floor.

I don't want to be stranded out there again. If anyone can help, i would very much appreciate it.

Thanks,

Ron

Skipper
09-06-2010, 08:27 PM
Might be what you are looking for. If not, call the folks at SKIDIM they can help you out.

clamp block kit (http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=6301335)

rmasterson
09-06-2010, 08:48 PM
Thank you. That looks like it may be a newer version of what i have, but i am not sure how i would mount it. My "ball" bracket that is mounted to the floor is basically a one piece bracket. I'm not sure how to mount that new treaded ball to the boat. I was planning on calling SKIDIM tomorrow, but i'm curious now what it's called.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-06-2010, 08:51 PM
That is a little different than the one on my '77 but I would think it would do the trick.

rmasterson
09-08-2010, 10:08 AM
The one that is on my boat looks something like this but instead of being mounted to the side, mine is mounted on the floor.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=245&pictureid=2196

Ron

rmasterson
09-08-2010, 10:12 AM
Like this.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=245&pictureid=2197

thatsmrmastercraft
09-08-2010, 10:23 AM
That is what is in my '77 but mounted to the port stringer.

rmasterson
09-08-2010, 11:09 AM
Thanks. I have no idea why mine might be mounted to the floor. It looks like it is at a bad angle.