Convert my Tiller Outboard to Remote?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by paint it black, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

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    how hard will it be to convert my outboard from tiller to remote?
    What will I need to do this?

    I know someone out here has to know....

    It's a 2010 30hp Tohatsu/Nissan 4 stroke.

    thanks.
     
  2. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    I've heard it is not very cost efficient to convert but here is a link to your parts catalog. You may be able to judge for yourself by comparing the different parts on a tiller vs. remote setup. Not much help here but it could be a start... :)

    http://www.tohatsu-nissan-parts.com/PartsCatalogMenu.htm
     

  3. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I know you have the mechanicical skills needed Eric,
    so if you have the time and money it's not that hard.
    figures #15, 17, 18 and 21 cover the parts involved

    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-74550755860423/mfs25b-30b-4stroke-25-30hp-tohatsu-2010.pdf
     
  4. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    Also found this which may be a little more helpful. Good luck!

    http://www.tohatsuoutboards.com/Tohatsu-FAQ-Remote-Control-Conversion.html
     
  5. paint it black

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    That seems to do the trick!
    Thanks!
    Not getting any offers on the outboard so I might just go with this option until I can afford to replace it with a 40hp.
    I figure if I buy the helm and steering cables and steering wheel now or later make no difference.

    Now if I can get it at a dealer price..... lol
     
  6. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    I did this recently for a 20 HP Tohatsu. Figure about $300 for the steering link and cables. A no-feed back steering for the one I did cost $157 plus $11.80 shipping without a wheel.

    It adds up, but it sure is nice when making a long run in cold or rough condidions.

    Best regards,
    Frank_s
     
  7. paint it black

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    I'm considering this as an option.
    But after dodging many storms, I really wish I had an extra 10 horses hanging on the back.
    I just don't know if I could afford that anytime soon.
    This outboard is just a year old.
    And no one is showing any interest in purchasing it, so who knows.
    I may hang it on the back of my Gheenoe Classic. :D