Emerency tiller / steering cable

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Re: Emerency tiller / steering cable

Postby casagf66 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:32 pm

Great! This helped a lot. Some good stuff. BUTTT I snapped two bolts in the radius in the process... I managed to still remove it off the shaft with the help of my handy sawzaw.. Now I need to drill these two bolts out, that should be fun, Not. I'm just glade I got it off , was not easy. Anyone have some tips for drilling outs snapped bolts?

Also I received the new cables from edson today. It looks like I will need to install turnbuckles and swages myself. Have never done this type of rigging myself before. Pointers anyone? Any suggestions for purchasing tunrnbuckles and swage?

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Re: Emerency tiller / steering cable

Postby midnightsailor » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:06 pm

hey Eric, thanks for that tip on acetone and ATF I vaguely recall hearing that once before but totally forgot that method. Next time I'm in same predicament I'll give that a try too. Your description of the aluminum oxide filling and jaming up the bolt threads is spot on!
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