When replacing a cable steering system, you can typically find the cable part number and length roughly two feet from the helm connection, imprinted into the cable’s jacket. A variety of control cables are available that meet the specifications of your vessel and engine system.
Teleflex’s direct replacement marine-grade, corrosion-resistant cables model CC179 can replace any CC635, 3600 Series and any original Mercury control cables, CC205 Series, replaces OMC Johnson / Evinrude 636 & 479 Series. The replacement model cable contains a splined core for optimal smoothness and quick response.
Model CC179 control cables can be used on marine engine with Mercury controls, except for 1993 40 horsepower models and lower. This fits Mariner, Mercury & Mercruiser, 1965 to current and fits Force engines from 1993 to present.
CC205 Control Cable – Replaces 636, 479 & Morse D302029
The control cables model CC205 Series, also manufactured by Teleflex and are used as replacements on OMC, Johnson and Evinrude steering systems that have been made since 1979. The product is also applicable to replace Morse # D302029 (OS) cables.
When measuring the length for replacement control cables, if you can’t locate or read the number imprinted on the original cable’s jacket, you can calculate the appropriate length my measuring the plastic jacket only and adding 18 inches.
Boat owners have a wide range of boat covers that they can purchase to help protect their vessels from harsh weather, sun damage or the accumulation of moisture. Boat cover fabrics are typically composed of polyester, acrylic or a poly-cotton blend and are manufactured by Taylor Made, Westland, Carver or Shoremaster.
Shoremaster’s top-of-the-line fabric, Prism, is made from a nine-ounce polyester material. The manufacturer’s mid-range option, Sunburst, is a 6.5-ounce polyester fabric. The road tough Travel Tuff is a heavyweight 13 oz fabric.
Polyester is usually a mid- to top-range material with a middling weight. Like most polyester boat covers, Shoremaster’s fabrics come with a warranty; three years for Master Duck, while the Prism and Sunburst includes a 5-year warranty. In comparison, Master Duck, the poly-cotton blend, comes with a warranty of one year.
Shoremaster also offers motor hoods and room for electric bow trolling motors that can be sewn on to boat covers to ensure a snug, custom fit for your vessel. Boaters also have the choice of either draw cords or shock cords when purchasing a Shoremaster boat cover.