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Steering cables...

Hey there,
I have yacht specialties steering cables/chain and was trying to get some replacement cable. Unfortunately, because yacht specialties does't exist anymore, I can't find the swaged fitting which connects cables to the chain. The swaged fittings I COULD use would have quite a bit of play in them which obviously I don't want. Any thoughts? I'm trying to avoid buying the Edson system where the chain is permanently swaged to the wire rope.
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Steering repair

Any rigger can supply you with the proper wire with a “crimped” eye. Take your old one with you and it is a ½ hour job. As for a “swaged” to chain connection, which you said you have, most other steering systems have a chain link to eye connector with a pin fitting that connects the eye to the chain (Edson’s come to mind). Take a look at this.
Wire Rope Kits : Edson Marine Store
Buy just the fitting and make up your own. The simpler it is made, the simpler it is to repair, as I found out in Mazatlan.
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Re: Steering cables...

Hi R4L

Where are you now? I think I know your boat in Auckland, I have been on board once with my wife and Keiran the agent and I may be want to buy her.
My numbers are:
+64 9 5552780 evenings only, +64 815431, extension 5189 during the day, +64 210318120 at any time.

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