Tiller handle to remote steer? Is it possible?

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  1. MrMoser223

    MrMoser223 Woah! Wait a second I didn't do it!

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    Is it possible to convert my 15 foot aluminum vhull with a tiller handle motor on it to a remote steer? I have some skills with wood and im decent at mechanics but metal work isnt my thing. Any ideas or tricks let me know.
     
  2. MrMoser223

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  3. Brett

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    Adding remote controls will cost money for parts to make the conversion.
    A simple console can be built from wood and fiberglassed or painted.
    Just more things to do in your project.
     
  4. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    Yes but it probably going to cost you around $500 +/-. You need, in no particular order:

    Steering wheel & helm
    Steering Cable
    Control box (throttle/shifting)
    Throttle Cable & Shift Cable
    Keyswitch & wiring harness
    Connecting Kit & Steering Arm
     
  5. MrMoser223

    MrMoser223 Woah! Wait a second I didn't do it!

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    So it's been awhile but heres what i have aquired.
    -Aluminum console
    -Steering cable
    -Steering helm
    -Steering wheel
    -Throttle box
    -two identical throttle cable

    Here's my problem... the steering stuff I have taken care of. Its the throttle and shifting side of things I am stuck at. I dont want any remote start or anything else so I am not worried about that. Please help i need to get back on the water:(
     
  6. out-cast

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    Do you have a binnacle/hrottle?
     
  7. MrMoser223

    MrMoser223 Woah! Wait a second I didn't do it!

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    9ft quick connect steering pkg
    Control box dual lever
    Connection kit
    Aluminum steering console mount
    S/S Angle bracker (2 per card)
    Remote control att I
    Hook steering
    Steering Guide ATK
    10ft 33C Cable Cc17210 for dual control box.

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    This is what i have. I bought it from another forum member.
     
  8. out-cast

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    Is the outboard setup for remote control? Or is it a tiller model?
     
  9. MrMoser223

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    Tiller. It is a 1990 mercury 9.9 short shaft.
     
  10. out-cast

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    What's the model number?
    http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc/Mercury/1990/parts.html
     
  11. MrMoser223

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    Where would i find that?
     
  12. out-cast

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    http://www.marineengine.com/mfr/mercury_models.html
     
  13. out-cast

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    I'm by no means a Merc pro. I would join a Merc or iboats forum and ask the outboard gurus what part numbers to order. They should be somewhere along these lines.....
    http://www.crowleymarine.com/mercury-outboard/parts/496_240.cfm
    http://www.crowleymarine.com/mercury-outboard/parts/496_60.cfm
    http://www.crowleymarine.com/mercury-outboard/parts/496_50.cfm
     
  14. MrMoser223

    MrMoser223 Woah! Wait a second I didn't do it!

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    I couldnt find it on the link you sent me so i went outside and looked the serial number is 0D242696