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Replaces most other steering systems3 turns lock to lock   Included compact rotary helm occupies minimum space behind dashboardStainless steel cable output endsStandard 3/4" taper shaftExceeds BIA and ABYC standardsThe Seastar Solutions Safe-T Steering System is the OEM choice for safe, simple, reliable steering for boats up to 24'. To enhance the simplicity of this design, we now offer the Safe-T Quick Connect system. This system does not require tools to connect the cable to the helm, therefore reducing installation time up to 50%. Measuring for new installation: (Round off total to next full foot) 1. For installations through engine tilt tube:A+B+C+6" = Cable Length.Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".Total: 138"+6"= 144"= 12'.   2. For installations mounted to transom or splashwell:A+B+C-6" = Cable Length. Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24". Total: 138"-6"= 132"= 11'.  Wheel not included.
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Questions & Answers for Seastar Solutions Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement

Question

which steering, rack & pinion or rotary is better?

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Willyboy101
 - Houston
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
3 answers
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answer 1
Rack and pinion is meant for larger motors to it really depends on what size motor you have.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
NacBass
 - Nacogdoches TX
answer 2
Rack and Pinion steering is superior, just like in cars. The Rack and pinion is a gear and track. This makes for smother and more controlled steering and, holds course better. Rotary is all up to you with no gear assist.
R&P is harder to install, but not difficult if that is what you are replacing. It takes more room for the gear (rack) - about 1.5 feet laterally behind your dash.
Rotary also get's worn quicker as dirt, debris slowly grind down unit more - not with rack.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
iPeter
 - Ft Lauderdale
answer 3
This is really just a matter of opinion but there is some cons and pros about both of them. Rack and pinion will last longer but the cables sometimes want to stick or be hard to deal with over a long period of time. The rotary system is a little better in my opinion because the cables dont stick as bad as the cables do and not as much of a fight to steer your vessel although the rotary cables tend to not last as long as the rack and pinion. Hope this helps. Hydrolic is the best by far but expensive.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
fisz23
 - Hickory NC
Question

Will this cable fit my boat?

safe T Quick steering system replacement cable.
Will it fit my 1988 Bass Tracker Pro-17 with a console on the right side?
Outboard is a 1988 40 hp Mariner without trim and tilt.
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asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
SonofSeminole
 - SW Georgia
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
2 answers
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answer 1
These fit most boats up to 24'.
(Round off total to next full foot)
1. For installations through engine tilt tube:
A+B+C+6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"+6"= 144"= 12'.

2. For installations mounted to transom or splashwell:
A+B+C-6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"-6"= 132"= 11'.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
Nice fish! You would need to measure your old cable and what the length is it should be on the cable probably gonna be measured in inches. Hope this help you.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
fisz23
 - Hickory NC
Question

2001 seafox center console

whould this cable fit a 21' 2001 seafox center console?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
by
AReelDrag
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
2 answers
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answer 1
These fit most boats up to 24'.
(Round off total to next full foot)
1. For installations through engine tilt tube:
A+B+C+6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"+6"= 144"= 12'.

2. For installations mounted to transom or splashwell:
A+B+C-6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"-6"= 132"= 11'.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
The best ting to do would be to look on the cable in the boat and see how long it is usually the cables are measured in inches. it would be hard to guess how long of a cable u would need, and a lot easier to get the right cable first time.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
fisz23
 - Hickory NC
Question

What do the "A"+"B"+"C" stand for? What demensions do they represent? I have an old 1973 Crestliner Voyager with cable steering on a Johnson 50 HP.

The motor model number is: 50ESL73R. I am trying to restore the boat as they just don't make a nice really wide 18' aluminum anymore!
Thank you!
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
FishinSueMadre
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
2 answers
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answer 1
Measure the three points that ABC represent and add 6 inches. That is the length of cable you will need.
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answered 6 months ago
by
tallcanadian
 - Nova Scotia, Canada
answer 2
A is the center line of wheel to gunwale
B is dash to transom
C is gunwale to center line
See photo below.
Thanks
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answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
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I have a 22' Angler center console. Would this fit my boat

asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
usagf
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
1 answer
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answer 1
Please measure your existing cables and following the chart on this webpage. Without knowing what type of boat you have, I would have to guess.
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Expert Answer
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

Replacement of a dual cable system

I have a dual cable steering system controlling a 150HP Mariner Magnum Outboard motor. The boat is a 17.5' fiberglass bass boat.

The jacket measurement on the cable is 124". Overall length of cable is 160"

Does BP offer a replacement for this system?
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asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
KWalk
 - LaGrange, KY
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
1 answer
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answer 1
yes they make a duel steering system tuflex marine but If u wanted to spend some money u could put hydrolic steering system on it is quite expensive but well worth it. I think u can get kits for around $600. they are easy to install.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
by
fisz23
 - Hickory NC
Question

i have a PF16 bass tracker87 model i need a cable for stick steering

i have a PF16 crappie boat with stick steering where would i find steering cable
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
zerco
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
1 answer
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answer 1
Order by size :

Measuring for new installation: (Round off total to next full foot)
1. For installations through engine tilt tube:
A+B+C+6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"+6"= 144"= 12'.

2. For installations mounted to transom or splashwell:
A+B+C-6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"-6"= 132"= 11'.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

my rough estimate in length is 17', do you have a cable that is longer than 16'? it fits a Mercury 80hp thunderbolt.

asked 5 years ago
by
bassman1123
 - on the water
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
1 answer
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answer 1
Order by size :

Measuring for new installation: (Round off total to next full foot)
1. For installations through engine tilt tube:
A+B+C+6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"+6"= 144"= 12'.

2. For installations mounted to transom or splashwell:
A+B+C-6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"-6"= 132"= 11'.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

I have a 1994 18ft bass boat with a 150hp Johnson motor that pulls hard to the right? can I have a bad cable?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
by
wormmaker
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
1 answer
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answer 1
chances are, no. Most all boats have a little tab or rutter just behind and above the prop. you just loosen this tab and move it to adjust how the boat steering works. If the boat is pulling to the right then point the front of the tab to the left a little more. It may take some trial and error to get it just right. If there is no tab but there is a hole it may have come loose and fallen off. If so check with your local dealer or just look at another motor like yours and see what they look like and then buy one like it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
nesnahjm
 - Utah
Question

I have an outboard 150 hp evinrude motor on a tr18 triton boat what length should i buy to replace the steering system?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Seastar Solutions® Safe-T Quick Steering System Replacement
1 answer
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answer 1
Order by size :

Measuring for new installation: (Round off total to next full foot)
1. For installations through engine tilt tube:
A+B+C+6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"+6"= 144"= 12'.

2. For installations mounted to transom or splashwell:
A+B+C-6" = Cable Length.
Example: A=18"; B=96"; C=24".
Total: 138"-6"= 132"= 11'.
Staff Answer
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
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