Boating How-To’s - Yamaha control cables
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07-28-2012, 03:29 AM
Hi guys. I need new throttle/shifter cables.
Is it a high-tech job to replace them, or is it as easy as it looks? I was gonna take off the old ones, measure them and order new ones. Any help appreciated
Oh. it's a 1999 Yamaha 60 hp
07-29-2012, 09:36 AM
Look at the cable as it comes out of the binncale. It should say the length on it. It just replaced mine on the port motor. It was a two person job but fairly easy to do. Pull the new cable through using the old cable making sure you have about 18" of overlap (duct taped together) so you don't bend the new cable ends as it snakes through the bends. I went with the TeleFlex Xtreme and paid half of what the Yamaha cables were. I got them from Mavick Marine in Fl.
Here's their link: http://www.mavikmarine.com/
07-29-2012, 09:50 AM
Should be fairly easy. There were a couple of places where a little, gentle, "jiggle" was required to get everything thru the tube without damaging anything else. One pulling and one jiggling was all it took.
07-30-2012, 03:38 AM
My cables are all exposed, it's a Carolina Skiff. And thanks for the link too. I'll give it a try.