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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 14:47 
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Popeye wrote:
So how can you say the steering will be backwards after switching the cable connections around on the motor?


Because it will steer backwards from the way he has it currently..... :wink:

Adapting should not be option #1. If a person that is accustomed to driving a stick steer boat were to ever take off in his for whatever reason, it would have the same result as you taking off in your console steer and having the boat turn hard left when you turned the wheel to the right. Nothing good would come of it.

He may have the whole thing hooked up backwards. Nobody knows because we haven't seen the pics. :lol: Most factory boat pics have the stick on the port and the steering arm is also flipped port side.



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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 14:53 
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I didn't catch where he said it was mounted so steer side to side. I only saw where he said it was on the port side. I guess I assumed (my bad) that it was set up to push forward and pull back to steer. If that is the case then it would steer backwards. If it is set up to steer side to side then it will either steer by pushing it to the left to go to the left or push it to the left to go to the right. Either way it would change how it would steer if he changed it at the motor.


I'm only trying to help this guy.


Haha, you guys are all helping, don't sell yourselves short - I really appreciate it!

Picture me sitting in the middle of the boat - my right hand controls to the Tohatsu throttle controls which obviously controls speed and gear (F, N, R). My left hand controls the steering, the EZ GLide Stick Steering. THe stick steering cable comes out the back and crosses behind me, where it then goes to the motor. I want to switch the input for the stick steering on the motor so that the cable doesnt cross behind me, and just simply goes down the port side of the boat. As it stands, the stick steering cable makes an 'S'. Ive seen pictures of where this is the case, but in most, the stick steering goes down the port side. Check out how EZ glide measures, this is what I want it to do, mine goes across the boat.

**I added the picture, I want it to be set up like the black, but my motor makes it set up like the red, I am wondering if I can change the connections on the motor, not the stick steer**


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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 14:58 
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My cable is also 13'. so it's plenty big if setup properly. I go to turn the threads on the motor to change it, but it only turns about a 1/4", and then stops. I don't want to force it. I am thinking I might have to try, or let someone else look at it that know what the hell they are doing.



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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 15:03 
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So complicated... Glad i have a steering wheel



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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 15:05 
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Popeye wrote:
So complicated... Glad i have a steering wheel


It shouldnt be complicated, thats the thing!!

I really like the steering, but if this doesnt work, i may just swap it out for a console next year. I have no problems fabbing one, but this seems to suit my needs.



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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 15:48 
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Look through some "stick steer boat" photos on the net. The ones that I am seeing have the steering arm connection to the left.



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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 16:15 
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You could be correct on that, Like I said I only saw one, that was about 3 years ago and was turned off by it so I never paid any attention to it again.



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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 16:38 
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According to your picture if your cable is the red one and you switch it to the black one then it will steer "opposite" of what it does now. However if you do switch it at the motor there really is only one thing that you can do to correct it. That would be to move the cable from one input to the other input (if your model has this). As it stands now pushing the stick forward would push the rear of the motor (prop area) to the starboard side. If you moved the cable at the motor then pushed the stick forward, it would push the rear of the motor (prop area) to port. Therefore it WOULD be backwards from what he has.

Can you take a pic of the stick steer unit?



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Didnt think to ask this until now:
When you push the stick forward, does the boat turn left or right?



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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2009, 23:32 
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Just looking at the boats, the cable for the stick steer shouldnt go across the motor then into the stbd side of the motor, it should go into the port side, where the black line is on the diagram. I need to figure out how to swap it to make this happen.

I dont care that the direction of teh boat would be switched, I have only used it 4-5 times and still get a little confused at this point lol. So thats nota big deal at all.

I'll get on the pics then we'll be in business.



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I can't sleep. I've been thinking about this all night. If your not "used to" how it steers now then what you need to do is remove the nut on the steering cable (large one that goes on the steering tube) and then take off the smaller nut (usually a 9/16) at the end of the cable that attaches to the stainless rod. Then pull the cable out and re route it where you want it and put it back in the steering tube and hook it back up. It will steer opposite of what you had.

Meaning now when you push it forward the boat will turn to port and when you pull back it will steer starboard.



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huntinfool wrote:
I can't sleep. I've been thinking about this all night. If your not "used to" how it steers now then what you need to do is remove the nut on the steering cable (large one that goes on the steering tube) and then take off the smaller nut (usually a 9/16) at the end of the cable that attaches to the stainless rod. Then pull the cable out and re route it where you want it and put it back in the steering tube and hook it back up. It will steer opposite of what you had.

Meaning now when you push it forward the boat will turn to port and when you pull back it will steer starboard.


Haha, I know man, it's frustrating. I know I can switch it, its just that the part that connects at the motor wont budge off. The steering cable is able to come right out, but the threads on the motor will not. I am going out to snap some pics oif the camera is charged and try and get this done.



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huntinfool wrote:
I can't sleep. I've been thinking about this all night. If your not "used to" how it steers now then what you need to do is remove the nut on the steering cable (large one that goes on the steering tube) and then take off the smaller nut (usually a 9/16) at the end of the cable that attaches to the stainless rod. Then pull the cable out and re route it where you want it and put it back in the steering tube and hook it back up. It will steer opposite of what you had.

Meaning now when you push it forward the boat will turn to port and when you pull back it will steer starboard.


Haha, I know man, it's frustrating. I know I can switch it, its just that the part that connects at the motor wont budge off. The steering cable is able to come right out, but the threads on the motor will not. I am going out to snap some pics oif the camera is charged and try and get this done.


I cant get the bolts off to switch the sides. I feel like I am going to strip them. When I turn one side the other turns and the only place to hold so it doesnt turn is the threads, meaning I would crush them and then have no steering at all, lol.



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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2009, 14:33 
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Try spraying a penetrating oil on it. You should be able to hold the tube with a monkey wrench. You could take the entire tube out but that is a pain. Last ditch idea would be to put some heat on the nut. It should come off and then it is pretty self explanatory.



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The company that builds stick steering has a "steering set-up" page on their website that shows the correct way to set-up stick steering. My boat that I purchased started off with the stick being hard to pull back, but after the adjustments were made it was soooo much better. ezyglide.com is the company home page. Once there look at the left panel for "steering tips" that's where the info is. Hope this helps!


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