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    What kind of options for steering? Seems like all are running single rack or rotary style. Is any more than that necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsepowerjunkie View Post
    What kind of options for steering? Seems like all are running single rack or rotary style. Is any more than that necessary?
    I would run what came with boat. Changing to something different would be a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by horsepowerjunkie View Post
    What kind of options for steering? Seems like all are running single rack or rotary style. Is any more than that necessary?
    Suspect your Cruiser has/had a Morse rotary (mine did) if so that system tend to be a little less responsive than a rack retrofit would be , you could consider a Calgo dual cable deal but honestly it would be a waste of money on your type application IMO , A new Rack system is simple to install , solid and inexpensive

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    I've had both plus hydraulic. The track was a dual one. I guess my question comes from the mushy feeling while under way at 20,30,40 mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsepowerjunkie View Post
    I've had both plus hydraulic. The track was a dual one. I guess my question comes from the mushy feeling while under way at 20,30,40 mph
    That's a common complaint with rotary systems

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    I figured without a lower unit it would naturally be soft

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Suspect your Cruiser has/had a Morse rotary (mine did) if so that system tend to be a little less responsive than a rack retrofit would be , you could consider a Calgo dual cable deal but honestly it would be a waste of money on your type application IMO , A new Rack system is simple to install , solid and inexpensive
    Hi Tom,

    I've been looking to replace the rack in the Miller. What the hell is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Hi Tom,

    I've been looking to replace the rack in the Miller. What the hell is it?
    Hey Tommy been a while hope alls wells with you folks , if going with a single cable deal like the majority of Jets the Telflex Rack kit is always a Killer deal $159.00 plug and play deal call me Tom
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    ^^^^ I've used that kit to update some old junk... works freaking perfect!

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    Thanks Tom!

    Ill be calling you when I get my "Winter list" together.
    I wasn't sure about the kit because the one in the boat has a red jacketed cable?
    Also it is routed along the port side of the boat.

    Will that work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Thanks Tom!

    Ill be calling you when I get my "Winter list" together.
    I wasn't sure about the kit because the one in the boat has a red jacketed cable?
    Also it is routed along the port side of the boat.

    Will that work?
    Port steering cable routing for most jets (with Port side steering) is most common ,occasionally we do see some routed from port to starboard and down the right side , re the red jacket , chances are its an older Morse C200 and if so we stock/sell replacment cables that will retrofit to your existing helm , honestly the best route IMO is to rock the Teleflex/Seastar "rack in a box" for the money... Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Port steering cable routing for most jets (with Port side steering) is most common ,occasionally we do see some routed from port to starboard and down the right side , re the red jacket , chances are its an older Morse C200 and if so we stock/sell replacment cables that will retrofit to your existing helm , honestly the best route IMO is to rock the Teleflex/Seastar "rack in a box" for the money... Tom
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    I bought a rack and total cable kit from Tom a couple of years ago and it works perfect. Replaced the rotary system.

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