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Steering Connector Kit P/N 434575

Crowley Marine

Safety Considerations

These instructions will alter you to certain things you should do very carefully. If you don't, you could...

  • hurt yourself or bystanders
  • hurt boat operator, passengers
  • damage the machinery

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IMPORTANT: The important safeguards and instructions appearing in these directions cannot cover all possible conditions or situations that occur. The person following these directions must use common sense, caution and care.

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When reference is made to brand name, product or specific tool, an equivalent product may be used in place of the referred to product. Substitute products used must have equivalent characteristics, including type, strength, and material. Incorrect substitution may result in product malfunction and possible injury to the operator and/or passengers.

All photographs and illustrations used may not necessarily depict actual models or equipment, but are intended only for reference. Specifications used are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication.
 

Preface

This kit contains all hardware to connect boat mounted, push-pull, mechanical steering to 5 thru 8 models.

Cable-over-pullet steering equipped boats require steering pulleys and lap links not provided in this kit.

Use steering system components that comply with ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) standards. For help to select steering components, see your DEALER.

Read these instructions completely before starting work.
 

To the new owner

Retain these installation instructions with your Operator's Manual. They contain installation and maintenance information for future reference.

[1]
Contents of kit:

Ref. Name of Part Qty.
1 Locknut 1
2 Spacer Nut 1
3 Spacer 1
4 Pivot Screw 1
5 Clevis 1
6 Pivot Pin 1
7 Retainer Clip 1
8 Steering Bracket 1
9 Mounting Screw 2

Assembly note:

Apply grease to all threads and pivot points for lubrication and corrosion protection. When grease is specified use Triple-Guard® grease. Make no dry assemblies.
 

Mechanical steering installation

[2]
Assemble spacer (3) onto pivot screw (4) apply liberal coat of grease to screw and spacer.

[3]
Install clevis (5) on pivot screw with offset facing hex head. Install spacer nut (2) onto pivot screw and tighten securely.

[4]
Install steering bracket (8) onto pivot screw as shown. Install locknut (1). Tighten to a torque of 18-20 ft. lbs. (24-27 Nm).
 

Cable over pulley steering installation

[5]
Obtain lap link (A) P/N 304411 and steering pulley (B) P/N 976366 from your DEALER. Install items on steering bracket (8) as shown.
 

Install steering bracket

[6]
Lay motor down. Turn swivel bracket to starboard. Align steering bracket with threaded holes in steering arm. Install mounting screws (9). Tighten screws to a torque of 60-70 in. lbs. (7-9 Nm).
 

Install motor

[7]
Mount motor on center of transom. Install the optional transom plate (C) and motor mounting hardware (not provided). See your DEALER.
 

Connect cable over pulley steering

Route steering cable through pulleys and secure to cable anchor straps (not provided). See your DEALER for other items required but not provided.
 

Connect mechanical steering

Install boat mounted steering cable bracket to transom. For procedure, refer to steering system manufacturers instructions. Turn steering wheel to extend steering cable. Apply a light even coat of grease to steering cable jacket guide.

[8]
Apply grease to steering cable ram hole and pivot pin (6).

[9] [10]
Align cable ram and clevis holes and install pivot pin. Install retainer clip (7) onto pivot pin.
 

Post installation tests

[11]
Loosen steering friction screw (A) on swivel bracket.

Turn steering wheel from lock to lock to check for smooth operation without binding.

Make sure shift and throttle cables and steering components do not interfere with tilting of the motor. If so, reroute them to provide clearance.

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