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    Can Anyone explain how the calgo steering cables are routed and held in place along the gunnel of the boat? Any one have pictures of their insallation inside the boat?....H
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    I screwed in some plastic wire loom holders to the inside of the gunnel. Keeps everything supported and out of sight.

    In the past, I fibre glassed some round tubes into the gunnels to support the wires and steering cables.

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    Yeah what he said. Mine are also in plastic clamps, not high tech but if it works don't F with it

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    On a jet calgo ,do both cables exit out the same side of the hub,or are the jet and vdrive hubs the same where a cable exits out oposite sides?
    I have tried to find insallation info and pictures of a jet setup especially the hub,but all I find on rex and the like are the v-drive set.
    I bought a used setup ,but I think it is for a V-drive.If it is ,it might be for sale soon....H

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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
    On a jet calgo ,do both cables exit out the same side of the hub,or are the jet and vdrive hubs the same where a cable exits out oposite sides?
    I have tried to find insallation info and pictures of a jet setup especially the hub,but all I find on rex and the like are the v-drive set.
    I bought a used setup ,but I think it is for a V-drive.If it is ,it might be for sale soon....H
    Hal, just go rack and pinion. So much easier. LOL
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    Jet cables exit out the left side
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    So this one is for a v-drive then?





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    Why wouldn't it work for a jet, too? Why would there be any difference in the steering hub?

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    That style Calgo will work, it will require a different pully setup.. I'v seen them on Jets & OB's..

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    I had that steering in my Bahner when i got it..........I took it out and i put in a rack & pinion

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    I know there are several people that think calgo is a great system, and have had good success with it. I have had fast boats for over 30 yrs. and have circle raced jets and flatbottoms etc. While driving probably 75 to a 100 race and pleasure boats, I have had 4 steering failures, all have been clago. In a well maintained race situation it is probably a good system, however I will never drive or let my family ride in a boat with calgo. There are too many things that can go wrong with the set up and cause problems, and you never know who had there fingers in it. Not trying to slam calgo but I wouldn't use it in a pleasure boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
    So this one is for a v-drive then?





    I wouldnt use that until you had it rebuilt. Its a few hundred to get them rebuilt. I bought a new set-up with the 9" post that will be going in my jet.

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    Using one of these & a tiller arm setup is the best...steering box runs about $650.00.........


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    Everything about the Calgo steering system is very expensive. If it were me, I would take the money I would save by using a regular rack and pinion, and buy some other parts for the boat!

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