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    How do I measure for a place diverter cable in this boat?

    12JC pump w/manual floor mount control.
    Plenty of room under the motor for the cable, if that's where it should go.



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    My best guess is:
    1. Measure from shifter point to bottom of transom.
    2. Add (x) feet.

    Am I close....

    Is 4300BC the correct cable?

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    Is your cable gonna run out a new hole in trans or through the trans cover...your probably lookin at around 13-14' if you have an 18' boat
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    It's a 19'.
    Shouldn't the cable just loop over the transom, or do I need to put a hole there.

    Never had a PD on a boat, and I can't find much in the way of instructions.

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    Need to put a hole in transom and use a gromet. Never seen one run over. Look in Jet boat pictures and see how others have mounted them.

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    on all 3 of my boats they run straight through

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp562 View Post
    Need to put a hole in transom and use a gromet. Never seen one run over. Look in Jet boat pictures and see how others have mounted them.
    Ran one of mine run O/T. Low freeboard in the boat lended to it, with my reluction to drill another hole in a classic, original boat.... I'll get a pic in the morning of it, but looks freakishly clean that way!

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    I HATE drilling holes in my hull too! If you have a splash guard you can put a hole through there and still use the grommet and plate supplied with the kit. I have also seen people drill a hole in the transom adapter opposite to the factory hole for the nozzle gate cable. I have even seen people just run it over the transom.

    When I did drill through the hull in my old Carribean (Heatseaker), I believe I drilled about an inch below the rubrail just to the left of the transom adapter. It looked ok, but I genuinely despised putting extra holes in the hull.

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    Mine goes through the transom adapter , no holes on the hull.

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    Here is a pic of mine. It was rigged by Shoemaker this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PonyFiveO View Post
    Here is a pic of mine. It was rigged by Shoemaker this way.

    This looks like a good way to do it.
    I am piecing the whole kit together.
    I just have the nozzle, and the controller.
    No cable.
    Suppose when I figure out the cable length, I can get the fitting for the hole from the vendor?
    Does that come with the new cable?
    West Marine has the cables for under $100, unless someone can suggest a better supplier.

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    The fitting DOES NOT come with the cable. I had no idea what the fitting is called, but after searching for a bit I found the below page at Dana Marine. The circled one on the far left is what is usually supplied with the diverter kit. The other two on the right should be what you need for the transom adapter.

    http://www.danamarineproducts.com/CableSeals.htm



    Back to your original question though, I guess the best way to measure for your cable is with a piece of string or rope from the floor where diverter handle is pointing while in the upright position (and where your hand feels most comfortable) following your stringer to the transom with a gentle curve up to where you will be drilling through the adapter. Then from the outside of the adapter, from where you will be drilling, to the diverter gate mount, again in a gentle wide curve as you see in the my picture above.

    Always gentle wide curves as the cable will be as stiff as your forward reverse cable and will bind or wear out quickly with tight turns.

    More cable is obviously better than less, especially if you will be adding a droop, snoot, rooster booster, wedges or anything else that may extend the length of your pump in the future.

    It may not be the best way to measure, but this is how I did it on my first boat. Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet460 View Post
    West Marine has the cables for under $100, unless someone can suggest a better supplier.
    I got my forward reverse cable from West Marine. I believe it was a better price than what I found at the major online shops since I did not have to pay shipping. 4300BC is what you will need. (I hope)
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    Mines Hydraulic, but EVERYTHING goes through the TA.
    I just spot face the letters down flat wherever I need a bulkhead.


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    http://www.berkeleyjet.com/contrtol-cables.aspx
    If you go elsewhere make sure you get a red cable.....The black ones tend to have more slack and stretch.
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