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Old 12-17-2013, 09:41 PM
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:02 PM
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:11 PM
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They are getting better..... - but not much... They are away at school and I just got a slight break... so many people must cheat... lol
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:44 PM
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My steering cable came in today and I got it installed tonight with relative ease. I went ahead with Skidim's recommendation to go with the 19' cable instead of the 20' that I pulled out and everything fit just fine. I was going to get my wife's help, but got it all run by myself. I am amazed at the difference that it makes. I noticed immediately with the new cable that it easily moved, while the old cable I was unable to move the cable by hand. I can't wait to give it a water test in the Spring. I was also able to complete the changing of the hub oil. Now on to the next project(s).

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Old 12-21-2013, 12:57 PM
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Was the original cable 20'? If so the 19' probably has less kink and will function smoother.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:04 PM
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My steering cable came in today and I got it installed tonight with relative ease. I went ahead with Skidim's recommendation to go with the 19' cable instead of the 20' that I pulled out and everything fit just fine. I was going to get my wife's help, but got it all run by myself. I am amazed at the difference that it makes. I noticed immediately with the new cable that it easily moved, while the old cable I was unable to move the cable by hand. I can't wait to give it a water test in the Spring. I was also able to complete the changing of the hub oil. Now on to the next project(s).
you know the rules - no picture chronicle - did not happen
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:08 PM
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A simple oil change and belt adjustment. I love the fact that I can do something in my driveway in about and hour/90 minutes and spend less than $25 when, had I taken it to the dealer, I would have spent 2 hrs driving, given them the boat for a week, and been charge $125ish.

Don't get me wrong, MC dealers serve a great purpose but I love being able to do some repairs/service at home.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:14 AM
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Was the original cable 20'? If so the 19' probably has less kink and will function smoother.
Yes, the original was 20'. I don't really think there was any kind of kink, just a little extra cable behind the kick plate.

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you know the rules - no picture chronicle - did not happen
Mike, I started to take pics of the process, but didn't want to duplicate something on the forum. I can throw something together though if needed.

I was finally able to get my impeller pulled tonight. I found some long needle nose and I had one of my panels removed in my rear storage to do a little more extensive engine cleaning and to replace that steering cable. This allowed me to get down lower on the water pump and get better leverage. It was still a little difficult to slip out, but the good news is that it appeared to still be in pretty good shape. The PO said that he had not ever changed it after 4 years, so I knew it had to be done. I will slip the new one in place, in the Spring, which btw, is less than 11 weeks away.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:21 AM
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Yes, the original was 20'. I don't really think there was any kind of kink, just a little extra cable behind the kick plate.



Mike, I started to take pics of the process, but didn't want to duplicate something on the forum. I can throw something together though if needed.

I was finally able to get my impeller pulled tonight. I found some long needle nose and I had one of my panels removed in my rear storage to do a little more extensive engine cleaning and to replace that steering cable. This allowed me to get down lower on the water pump and get better leverage. It was still a little difficult to slip out, but the good news is that it appeared to still be in pretty good shape. The PO said that he had not ever changed it after 4 years, so I knew it had to be done. I will slip the new one in place, in the Spring, which btw, is less than 11 weeks away.
no real need for pitchers... we guys just like pitchers ya now... regarding spring I am watching the dates... cold weather is drifting slowly down....
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:50 AM
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... regarding spring I am watching the dates... cold weather is drifting slowly down....
Yup, way down Monday and Tuesday minus 17 for the high with 20 to 30 mile winds.
Come on summer
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