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Old 05-26-2012, 07:06 AM
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Default Possibility of Rigging Outboards through Armstrong Bracket

Ok, I have a difficult one for you guys now....On my Pursuit 25 the transom was closed, the way that the transom was closed its only 3 inches thick above the deck....I was wondering if there was some way to instead of Running the rigging tubes through the transom, going through the Bracket with some type of waterproof fitting or something and just through the transom inside the bracket. So yea Im pretty much asking if there is some sort water-proof bushing or fitting that I can use to run my rigging through a hole on top of the bracket???

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I am planning the same thing on our new build. For the rigging tube you can probably use the transom fittings through the bracket and leave the wires and fuel line exposed inside the bracket. You will want to put cable clamps in there so they don't flop around. I would drill holes through the transom for the wires and seal them with 4200. I would use ss bulkhead fittings for the steering lines (pipe taper type) and fuel lines (pipe taper or hose barb). Look on mcmaster.com for those. I also plan to make some fittings for Armstrong to weld into the bracket to extend the rigging tube connections up off the horizontal surface and keep the seals out of the water as much as possible.
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I am planning the same thing on our new build. For the rigging tube you can probably use the transom fittings through the bracket and leave the wires and fuel line exposed inside the bracket. You will want to put cable clamps in there so they don't flop around. I would drill holes through the transom for the wires and seal them with 4200. I would use ss bulkhead fittings for the steering lines (pipe taper type) and fuel lines (pipe taper or hose barb). Look on mcmaster.com for those. I also plan to make some fittings for Armstrong to weld into the bracket to extend the rigging tube connections up off the horizontal surface and keep the seals out of the water as much as possible.
Hmm ok....great ideas here but I kinda am not sure what your saying to use for the fitting of the bracket.....if use just a regular transom fitting water can get through??? Thanks really apreciate your help
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I have see what you are talking about before. It is a stainless pipe that comes out of the bracket and the rigging then goes through the bracket. I forget which boat builder did this but one OEM did do exactly what you are talking about.
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Hmm ok....great ideas here but I kinda am not sure what your saying to use for the fitting of the bracket.....if use just a regular transom fitting water can get through??? Thanks really apreciate your help
This kind of fitting can go from the rigging tube into the bracket (ip68):
http://www.igus.com/iPro/iPro_01_001....htm?c=US&l=en
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Oh.....im getting it now....but where would the steering hose go through?
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Something to consider: Running the rigging down through the bracket means some pretty tight bends and a lot of flexing as the motor turn. You'll also need to seal where the rigging goes through the transom, so the best idea may be to have the bracket custom made with curved tubes welded into it for the rigging to go through. The tubes could extend up above the bracket an inch or so, giving you a place to clamp the rigging tube. They could also be extended trough the bracket mounting face so they can be sealed to the inside of the transom.
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Can it be done? Yes. Should it be done? Depends. You need to shoot alot of photos. I know what you want, nice and clean but, you can rig it clean both ways. I'll see if I can dig up some pics.
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Stole this from another post

Clean and easy bends for controls



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Where can I get these fittings? I think these will work....
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This is about the most extream version I can think of.
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Oh.....im getting it now....but where would the steering hose go through?
Through individual NPT bulkhead fittings: first a pair (for each cylinder) through the transom and then another where you want them in the bracket. It's a lot of fittings but you can't seal a hose through a hole. Just think how nice your installation will be!
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That zuke installation is great! Hard to see where the rigging tubes go through the bracket. Any other angles of that rig?
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Where can I get these fittings? I think these will work....
Hydraulic supply is one source.
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Those are Verado b/head fittings...
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That zuke installation is great! Hard to see where the rigging tubes go through the bracket. Any other angles of that rig?
Google salt shaker that is here factory set up.

Too bendy on the controls if you have mechanicals for my taste.
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