Steering Cable for 1957 Peterborough Boat

by Geoff Clarke
(Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada)

Restoring a 1957 Peterborough 'Nomad' boat & need to completely replace the steering cable that runs from the steering wheel to the outboard motor as the coating has deteriorated badly over time.

It 'looks' to be the same 3/16" coated wire that one would use on a standard clothesline, but I'm wondering if that's an appropriate replacement choice for this usage?

Is there another alternative as I've been unable to find anything equivalent (so far). The total amount needed is ~40ft.

My email is: Any advise gratefully received!

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Jun 04, 2015
Thank you Larry!
by: Geoff Clarke

Thank you for your response Larry!

I checked out the link you posted & realized that perhaps I was asking the wrong questions to my 'local' marine store.

I dropped in there today & asked if they had any "1/8" stainless steel coated cable?

THAT they had, coated to a final 3/16" diameter.

Exactly what I was looking for, and they sold it by the foot.

So good all round now!

Once again thanks Larry & to DIY for the helping hand once more!

Jun 04, 2015
Coated cable
by: Anonymous

This is what I used on my Whaler.

I got it from a boat builder and he had a 20' piece left over fron some other project.

I know you don't need a full roll, but here is a source. Maybe they can point you to a place to but 1/4 of a roll.

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