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03-31-2011, 10:38 AM
1983 s&s. 83 not 82!!Does anyone know what steering cable i need? 83 was apparently a change over year for the steering in these boats. Mine does not have a "Big T". There is not a pastic shaft coming off the gear under steering wheel. It has a black disc that the cable goes into that is held to the column with three bolts. thanks any help would be appectiated

03-31-2011, 10:40 AM
Call Skidim. They will know

03-31-2011, 10:43 AM
You will want to pull the rear floor section and look at your cable. The cable length will be stamped into the cable. Much easier job when you can be sure you are working with the correct length cable.

03-31-2011, 11:02 AM
If it's stock it's probably a Steermaster system. If so, I don't think Skidim can help you. (unless you want to replace the helm too.) Try this:


03-31-2011, 12:39 PM
Tried skidim already. They sent me the big t. thanks for the replys. Thought maybe someone on here had ran into this before.

03-31-2011, 05:07 PM
It is a steermaster which you can't get the complete kits for anymore. You can still find the cable only but i think im going to change helm and all to a rotary system. thanks again for the help

ps skidim IS the place to get parts. Richard knows his stuff!

05-16-2012, 03:20 PM
What is skidim? I need parts!! :-)

05-16-2012, 03:27 PM
What is skidim? I need parts!! :-)


05-16-2012, 04:05 PM
What is skidim? I need parts!! :-)

Welcome to Team Talk. Discount Inboard Marine will soon become your go to place for parts. Have them send out a catalog, and keep it handy. Their website is good and their knowledge is impressive.