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    I was thinking of ordering this but it says that for proper installation i needed to drill the steering shaft...


    I was hoping you could share what that entailed or how it was done. Instructions or a tutorial would be kick ass. I just want to know what im getting into before i order. Thanks.

    http://www.danamarineproducts.com/Pr...9-8c3e69ba13ea
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    You'll need to figure out what kind of steering system you have in your boat. You can install the switch on any system, but you can only hide the wires on certain systems.

    We offer the trim switches with a coil cord and a straight wire loom to accomodate all applications.

    I can guide you through the installation, it's actually very simple. It will just depend on what type of helm you have. That will determine what our options are. Drop me a line when you get that info and we'll go over some details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Marine Products View Post
    You'll need to figure out what kind of steering system you have in your boat. You can install the switch on any system, but you can only hide the wires on certain systems.

    We offer the trim switches with a coil cord and a straight wire loom to accomodate all applications.

    I can guide you through the installation, it's actually very simple. It will just depend on what type of helm you have. That will determine what our options are. Drop me a line when you get that info and we'll go over some details.

    Thanks,
    Bob @ DMP

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    http://www.danamarineproducts.com/Pr...0-f723708bba3d

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    http://www.danamarineproducts.com/Pr...0-f723708bba3d


    and about to order

    http://www.danamarineproducts.com/Pr...0-f723708bba3d

    My actual Rack is a morse rack.
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    Perfect.

    You'll need this..


    this..


    and you'll need to gun drill your helm. You'll have to remove the helm from the dash. You can bring the helm in to Dana Marine and we can drill it for you, we chrage $35.00 to machine it.

    The spacer gives you the path way to feed the wire into the middle of the steering column and the gun drilled shaft allows you to feed the wire down through the helm and out on the backside of the dash.

    Are you local to Corona?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Marine Products View Post
    Perfect.

    You'll need this..


    this..


    and you'll need to gun drill your helm. You'll have to remove the helm from the dash. You can bring the helm in to Dana Marine and we can drill it for you, we chrage $35.00 to machine it.

    The spacer gives you the path way to feed the wire into the middle of the steering column and the gun drilled shaft allows you to feed the wire down through the helm and out on the backside of the dash.

    Are you local to Corona?
    I wish.. I live in North Carolina.


    Does that spacer fit in front of the steering base cover or infront of the hub? I own a drill press so I'm just trying to figure out exactly what i will need to drill.. if its just the Base and the plate on the dash i can handle that but are you talking about actually drilling a hole down the center of the steering shaft all together then thats a bit out of my league? Depending on exactly what your talking about i may remove it and mail you the shaft and pieces to have you drill and fit them.



    Edit: Your website actually answered my question for me. Will you accept the shaft being mailed to you? Cost the same plus shipping back?

    http://www.danamarineproducts.com/Pr...4-83529584ae55
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    You can send us your helm and we'll machine it for you. You can't do it in a drill press. We actually do it in a CNC lathe. It requires a special bit to drill through.

    The hub spacer is mounted between the hub and the steering wheel. That is what creates the pathway for the wire to be fed into the center of the steering column so the wire can be passed through your drilled helm.
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    cool.. I look at it this weekend.. If i decide to upgrade the trim switch and have it all drilled ill give you a call..

    Thanks for all the good info.!!
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    I purchased everything from Dana marine for mine even the steering wheel.
    I went with the dual trim switch and had the helm drilled at a local machine shop. (It would have been easier to send it to Dana marine)
    the only thing I changed was to drill 2 holes in the spacer to route the wires
    closer to the switch, I left the original hole at the bottom to drain out any moisture that may get inside. here is a pic. Looks so much cleaner than the coil cord hanging down


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    Nice, but only for cable steering, bummer. I don't see the blinker style trim, do you have any thing that will work with hydraulic steering? I have the uflex tilt helm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I purchased everything from Dana marine for mine even the steering wheel.
    I went with the dual trim switch and had the helm drilled at a local machine shop. (It would have been easier to send it to Dana marine)
    the only thing I changed was to drill 2 holes in the spacer to route the wires
    closer to the switch, I left the original hole at the bottom to drain out any moisture that may get inside. here is a pic. Looks so much cleaner than the coil cord hanging down



    Now thats a clean set up.
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    Unfortunately you're very limited on hydraulic steering set ups. There are things out there, nothing that I know of that is specifically designed fort the Uflex helm.

    The CRT units are still produced today by GT Performance out of Upland Ca. 909-982-8391. That is kind of a universal system that can be used on just about anything. There's going to be some modifications necessary and possbily some custom parts made to get it done right. The main problem you run into is that there's alot of variables and without having the boat and knowing where you want the steering wheel located, it's impossible to put something together by mail order.

    Gary at GT is pretty familiar with custom parts and he can probably set you up with some parts you could use.
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    I have one more question..

    Im trying to wrap my head around having that steering shaft drilled or using the pig tail type of connection that just goes under the dash..


    If i order one with a curly cord on it to hook under the dash can i switch it out later to the strait cord when i redo my dash? or is the strait/curly cord not swapable once assembled?
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    Hi, you could change out the switch/loom at any time. The coil cord version is $25.00 more.
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    Purchased switch... I went with the curly cord. When i go to paint th eboat and redue the dash ill have it drilled out and go that route.

    Thanks. I assume if i have any questions on wiring it up i would be able to call or post pictures for assistance?
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