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Set_The_Hook
09-15-2005, 04:59 PM
Folks,
I am interested in turning my 14 Gregor tiller steer boat into a side console steer. I have been looking on the net for ideas and haven't found any yet. I would like to make the mod as clean as possible.
If anyone has any ideas where I might find any information, your input would be greatly appreciated.
STH

Erreck
09-15-2005, 05:22 PM
Take a look at this...

http://www.fishsniffer.com/cgi-bin/forumsyabb/YaBB.pl?board=boats_motors;action=display;num=1118 593990;start=8#8

I did something similar to this with my boat. I actually kept my main motor as a tiller and connected my bow mount trolling motor to the console. It works better for me and the lakes I fish set up that way.

AllFishNoWork
09-16-2005, 06:11 AM
Here is a console...

http://www.vhfradios.com/mall/index.cgi?prod_id=40120&current_category=console&s ession_id=279537046&cart_id=852519778

Cabelas has the steering rigs needed

Mickey_Thomas
09-16-2005, 06:31 AM
Allfish, did you memorize Cabelas catalog.? ;D ;D

Set_The_Hook
09-16-2005, 08:42 AM
Thanks folks,
I really like the looks of the console Allfish sent. Erreck, that was a very clever design job you posted. Thank you. Now I just have to figure out a way to justify it to my wife..Hmmmmmmm ;D

Waterworks
09-17-2005, 10:07 AM
My steering console is a side mount that is back near the motor. I can steer, but I reach back to throttle. You have to decide if you will do that or not.

Set_The_Hook
09-18-2005, 01:41 PM
Watertrip,
I hadn't even thought about the throttle yet. Thanks. Do you have any pics that you can post?

Waterworks
09-18-2005, 06:46 PM
Set the Hook,

I bought my Boston Whaler used for $1500 with no motor.
There is a photo on ebay of one like mine at http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/14-Boston-Whaler-motor-boat_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ63727QQitemZ457595 0350QQrdZ1. *It is a standard factory install. *This is the best photo I have available now. *The best way I know how is to walk into a West Marine shop and ask them for a kit for your boat. *It is pretty much pulleys with some springs for tension and a spiral thread like spool under the wheel that takes up the slack of one cable while unwinding the slack of the other cable. *I would make a trip to a boat shop and look around.
I have had some close calls because some cloth or something gets caught in the pulleys and stops the turning action. *A kit is the best way I know of.