Control Cables Too Long

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Control Cables Too Long

Postby vernonfarmer » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:11 am

Johnson control cables are way too long for the boat. How do you deal with this? Is there a correct way to shorten them? Engine-side or control-side?
I'm talking about 5 feet worth too long!

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Postby JoeCB » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:33 pm

No good way to shorten them... your best bet is to try and trade for the correct length. in any case they are not too costly. BUT ... please consider that they need to be installed with generous curves, no tight bends, and enough slack to accomodate tilting and turning the motor without kinking.
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