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Steering cable replacement

Pull the old cable out with a pull rope attached. Pulled a new cable. All went well. Now the next question, what should I put between the cable and the sheath at the rudder. By sheath I mean the threaded barrel that goes over the end of the cable. I assume I should coat the cable within the barrel with marine grease??

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coat it with grease as you said. teleflex recommends that you grease it once a year to prevent water from getting inside the cable.

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There should be a zerk fitting on the barrel just aft of threads.
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Mine doesn't have a zerk there...can't zoom in enough to see...is there a zerk and an air hole?

Mine is an 04 Prostar 197...maybe I should add one...

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Mine doesn't have a zerk there...can't zoom in enough to see...is there a zerk and an air hole?

Mine is an 04 Prostar 197...maybe I should add one...

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I see that second hole you're talking about.....and I don't recall. It has me wondering if a zerk unthreaded. I'm not at the boat today...so someone else will need to update if you need fast response.
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Not sure why you'd have a 2nd zerk. A weep hole would keep you from blowing out the seal at the end of the barrel.

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Not sure why you'd have a 2nd zerk. A weep hole would keep you from blowing out the seal at the end of the barrel.

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You're correct. There is only one zerk on my barrel. Of course there is also a zerk for the ball joint in the collar that holds barrel and one on the ruder housing.
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You're correct. There is only one zerk on my barrel. Of course there is also a zerk for the ball joint in the collar that holds barrel and one on the ruder housing.

Yup....have the other two you mention
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