Help Finding Steering Cables for a Mercury Outboard
Hello all. I recently purchased a 1985 Charger Bass Boat that has been sitting for several years. I'm working on getting her fixed-up, but have run into a steering problem. The cables were frozen when I bought it so I did some searching around the net for a solution. I did get them unfrozen, but after hours of Liquid Wrench and turning the wheel back and forth a hundred times...the steering is incredibly tight. I have finally given up hope, and took the cables out last night. When I went to look for new cables online, I realized that I have NO idea what I'm looking for. Can someone help me out with figuring out which cables I need? Here are the details: There are 2 cables. They both have "Detroit Marine Engineering DPR-20-1" stamped on them. They are 157" in total length, and the center cable length is 129" (without the end components). The end that goes into the motor mount is retty standard, and the ends that go into the steering column under the dash have a flat gear that is 18" in length. That gear goes into a gold metal casing that is basically a rectangular "box" full of grease. Any help you guys might be able to give me would be greatly appreciated!