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    ok how hard is it and costly to switch from a fixed set up, to a pedal set up? thanks

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    Do you have an adjustable handle at least or are the plates completely fixed

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    it is a 69 wriedt center deck shallow v. and unfortunately is completely fixed. in other words you have to adjust the turnbuckles by hand. thanks!

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    You would need to buy all the turn buckles and cav hardware. I'm not a pro though so I could be wrong. You need to cut a hole in the ransoms in order for the rod to run towards the front of the boat. Buy a down pedal mount it, but I'm not sure what to do to the bottom of the boat to make the cav plates move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SofaKingFast View Post
    You would need to buy all the turn buckles and cav hardware. I'm not a pro though so I could be wrong. You need to cut a hole in the ransoms in order for the rod to run towards the front of the boat. Buy a down pedal mount it, but I'm not sure what to do to the bottom of the boat to make the cav plates move.
    you don't have to do anything to the bottom of the boat.

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    super cool! thanks guys for the advise!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimclauss View Post
    you don't have to do anything to the bottom of the boat.
    another enlightening and helpful coment
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    There is a couple of ways you can do it. In all cases, you will need to remove the turnbuckle pads from the transom and replace them with transom pillow blocks to accomodate a shaft with control arms. Also mounted on the shaft is a control lever that connects to a rod that passes through a thru-hull with a seal assembly. On manual cav-plate systems, the control rod continues all the way up to a foot pedel and override handle assembly. More common on day cruisers is the practice of connecting the control rod to an electric screw jack motor and using a switch at the helm to control the plate.

    At one time (especially when your boat was built), there were a number of companies making flat-bottom vee-drive boat hardware. Some of the most know were Nicson, Finish Line, Hall-Craft, and Glenwood. Glenwood is still in business in Gardena, California. The other companies are pretty much gone. Bergeron Engineering in Mesa, Arizona is another source for cav-plate hardware.

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