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Old 09-15-2006, 11:53 AM
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shift cable routing

The shifter cable on my columbia 8.7 runs down the starboard side from the control, then forward and wraps around the flywheel end and past the carb before finally attaching to the shift arm on the gear. It sure seems like the long way to go and would probably add significant friction. I didn't see any of the pinups with similar setup. I'd like to know if mine is an oddball or if others (8.7 owners especially) are like mine.

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Old 09-15-2006, 12:29 PM
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Mines like that

I have an Islander 28 with pedestal steering. The cable DOES run down the starboard side, 'round the front of the engine (Flywheel end), and then back under the intake mainfold to the bracket. Flawless setup for a wheel.
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Pearson 30 shift cable routing

My shift cable seems to run around the flywheel also. My friend said that's ridiculous and thinks I should change it. i have a pedestal and it does make sense that it should go straight down from the pedestal. Im reluctant to change what works but I do need a new cable. ..the end has rusted and we just used a clamp to keep it going for now. Does anyone have a photo or a suggestion on what I should do..
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Here is the setup on my Pearson 10M. The pedestal is pretty much directly above the cable.
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Fewer bends = easier operation.
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Thanks for your feedback. I guess I have to do more research . I, going to check with Edson.My boats' pedestal is placed in the middle of the cockpit over the gas tank. The routing isn't really around the flywheel but turns and goes behind the gas tank..A really crazy routing..I really need to replace the cable because of corrosion .
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I'll be surprised if Edson is any help. It's a great product but the twists and turns of an installation on a particular boat were decided by the boat builder.

Don't shy away from a completely different cable path either. Just because the builder did it a certain way doesn't necessarily make it the only or best way.
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Keep in mind that the shift lever can be installed up or down on either side of the engine. They're easy to make shorter!
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