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76S&S
03-19-2013, 03:25 PM
I like a lot of you have had great dealings with skidim, but I'm frugal (cheap) and am always looking for a better deal.

If you need a new steering cable be sure to check out Marine Parts Source. I just ordered a new cable from them (same part number) for roughly 40% less than my old standby vendor.

catamount
03-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Thanks for the tip!

mwg
03-19-2013, 04:30 PM
When I was replacing my steering cable a couple of months ago I found this place but became weary when I couldn't find a real address or phone number on their web site. I Googled them, found an address and looked them up on Google Earth.. it looked more like a warehouse than a retail establishment. They are probably legit but although I'm frugal, I've heard of too many horror stories from people buying from places like this. I ended up buying the cable form my local dealer for about $20 more... it was worth the piece of mind.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-19-2013, 04:40 PM
When I was replacing my steering cable a couple of months ago I found this place but became weary when I couldn't find a real address or phone number on their web site. I Googled them, found an address and looked them up on Google Earth.. it looked more like a warehouse than a retail establishment. They are probably legit but although I'm frugal, I've heard of too many horror stories from people buying from places like this. I ended up buying the cable form my local dealer for about $20 more... it was worth the piece of mind.

There are lots of businesses today that do not have a retail center. The internet has allowed this to expand greatly, but there have always been catalog order businesses. That being said, one can't be too careful who they buy from. My father used to caution me about "trying to save the last nickel".

76S&S
03-19-2013, 06:31 PM
When I was replacing my steering cable a couple of months ago I found this place but became weary when I couldn't find a real address or phone number on their web site. I Googled them, found an address and looked them up on Google Earth.. it looked more like a warehouse than a retail establishment. They are probably legit but although I'm frugal, I've heard of too many horror stories from people buying from places like this. I ended up buying the cable form my local dealer for about $20 more... it was worth the piece of mind.

That's why I pay with a CC and not Paypal or anything else. I can always deny the charge on my CC if something doesn't work out.

BTW, I placed the order after lunch today and already have a UPS tracking number.:D

76S&S
03-19-2013, 06:32 PM
Oh, and I also stumbled across this vendor on fleabay where they have great feedback.

CC2MC
03-20-2013, 02:50 PM
I like a lot of you have had great dealings with skidim, but I'm frugal (cheap) and am always looking for a better deal.

If you need a new steering cable be sure to check out Marine Parts Source. I just ordered a new cable from them (same part number) for roughly 40% less than my old standby vendor.

I checked but they do not have the size I need. It also was not 40% cheaper, but more like 14%. I think I will just stick with what I know, which is Teleflex.

I spoke with Richard at Skidim and he told me that if you buy online and enter promo code "malibu", you can get a 10% discount.

76S&S
03-20-2013, 04:28 PM
I checked but they do not have the size I need. It also was not 40% cheaper, but more like 14%. I think I will just stick with what I know, which is Teleflex.

I spoke with Richard at Skidim and he told me that if you buy online and enter promo code "malibu", you can get a 10% discount.

In my case for the 19' cable it was $185 vs $113 for the exact same Teleflex cable.

http://www.marinepartssource.com/newdetails.asp?pnumber=TFSSC13419&mfg=TELEFLEX&desc=19 ft. Backmount Rack Steering Cable&mfgno=SSC13419

CC2MC
03-20-2013, 07:06 PM
Oh, that's a rack cable. Did you convert your steering over from rotary already? If so, how long did your last Rack cable last you. I have been told that the older rotary type lasts longer. I also assume that you were able to make that black bar fit under your dash with no problem as well.

Okay, found the one I would need. Still about 14% discount, but always good to know of another supplier. Thanks for the info.

occva
03-20-2013, 07:11 PM
I checked but they do not have the size I need. It also was not 40% cheaper, but more like 14%. I think I will just stick with what I know, which is Teleflex.

I spoke with Richard at Skidim and he told me that if you buy online and enter promo code "malibu", you can get a 10% discount.

Damn! I bet if you enter "mastercraft" you would get 15%:- :-)

CC2MC
03-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Damn! I bet if you enter "mastercraft" you would get 15%:- :-)

Ha! Maybe so. Let me know how that works out for you.

76S&S
03-21-2013, 02:43 PM
Oh, that's a rack cable. Did you convert your steering over from rotary already? If so, how long did your last Rack cable last you. I have been told that the older rotary type lasts longer. I also assume that you were able to make that black bar fit under your dash with no problem as well.

Okay, found the one I would need. Still about 14% discount, but always good to know of another supplier. Thanks for the info.

No, mine had the rack already. My last rack cable didn't last nearly long enough but at the time I had a pretty good leak in the stuffing box. Now that that is fixed I hope the new cable last much longer.

Good luck with your cable replacement.