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Old 03-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Ballast operating cable

Does anyone recognise this cable end? It is the inboard end that fits into the lever assembly. The other end, from discussion on another thread, is a Steve Salmon stainless steel square ballast pick operated by a fairly standard rod connection. It has three positions - Fill, Hold, Empty.

The end in the photo is a flexi cable rather than a rod; it fits into the hub of the operating lever, wrapping around it and sitting in a groove around the circumference of the hub. The end of the cable had a small ball on it (now broken off, so not shown) that fits into the alloy block also in the photo. The block sits in a recess on the hub and in line with the groove.

I can't find anything on the internet. I bought one from Hindle controls about 11 years ago. I must have sent them a photo last time) they say they can make one up but have not got back to me with a quote.

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Old 04-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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From memory,that looks very similar to ride glide steering cable??
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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Cable type

That looks like a steering cable that I had on an smaller boat. Steering wheel at the front used the helical spring part as the rack in a rack and pinion setup. Other end was on the outboard. Sorry don't know the make, could have been Teleflex. Is the operating lever a Salmon type?
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Looks like a morse steering cable
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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Thanks fo rall your replies. It is much smaller diameter than a ride guide (or glide?) steering cable. It is similar in size to a 33c morse teleflex cable, but with a different inboard end and by al accounts the next level up in terms of durability.

Hindle controls now own morse and teleflex but, as I mentioned, they didn't get back to me with a quote. I guess if they are the sole supplier I'll just have to bite the bullet.

Thanks again for the responses.
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That's a "Bowden" cable, more commonly used on car clutches.
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Sorry, I have no idea what this is.
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Sorry, I have no idea what this is.
OK thanks very much for looking, I rather hoped you might know. I've bitten the bullet now and ordered one from Hindle. £75 inc carriage, and i don't even use the ballast tank that often!!!!

When this one wears out (through lack of use) I think I'll cahnge the lever as well and put a 33c cable on there for less than £30.
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