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    i just bought a 79 southwind t-deck with calgo steering, ive only had a rack before this. The steering feels smooth and cables are tight, but the boat has been sitting for a while. is there anything to grease, oil or clean up. i tried searching but just found threads on installing and adjusting.

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    Shane

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    I am not a fan of Calgo. However it is positive, if serviced and maintained. Norm Grimes bought Calgo many years ago. His old partner Greg Shoemaker G.S. Marine is probably the best expert on Calgo steering systems. I would call Greg or get it to G.S. and get an education on Calgo. It can be a great system, but if you don't know what you are doing, it can become a dangerous system. Sounds like you got a good boat, but get a good understanding of Calgo before you adjust it or take it apart. Just my .02 cents.

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    There should be a zerk fitting on the back of the helm, this is also where you would put the "set screw" if you need to disconnect for any reason. I disconnect the cables from the tiller remove the sheaths and clean and regrease annually.

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    Thanks for the input

    Quote Originally Posted by 75 spectra v-drive View Post
    There should be a zerk fitting on the back of the helm, this is also where you would put the "set screw" if you need to disconnect for any reason. I disconnect the cables from the tiller remove the sheaths and clean and regrease annually.
    how often do u replace the cables or do u just check and make sure they arent fraying?

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    Cables are goo, I've replaced the sleaves before. 14 years and lotsof use, still working perfect. Not every year, but I do pull apart and coat the cable in grease.

    Jerry

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