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HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #109943

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Friends,

I need a complete "side-stick steering" system for a long/narrow Ft Worth-built "creek boat" from 1970 that I've found (in good shape) "semi-abandoned" in a barn near Austin, except that the "stick steering" was STOLEN off the boat, while it was at a storage lot in Buda.
(The hull is far too narrow for a steering wheel.)

IF anyone reading this post has a COMPLETE & FUNCTIONAL stick-steer "set up" & that's surplus to your needs, PLEASE email me with photos & your price.

THANKS for reading this.

yours, satx

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #109956

They are still available brand new. I special ordered one last fall for a customer.

EZ Glide, 8 to 15 length kits, $430

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #109959

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jimandros,

IF that is the system that I recently saw at a local marine store, it's NOTHING like the systems of the late 60s & early 70s.
(For starters it seemed to have been made in Red China & had lots of plastic. = The system on my 1969 "Cajun" was ALL stainless steel, pulleys & cables, except the wooden ball on the handle.)

I'd REALLY like one of an early boat, if possible. - Nonetheless, THANKS for the response.

yours, satx

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #109972

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Satx, You're showing your age here. I'll probably get in trouble for this but I haven't heard it called "Red China" since the 50's :laugh:

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63 Sabre,

For those of us who are RVN-era vets, buying from the Chinese ARMY (Or WORSE from the Chinese Secret Police agency that sells a lot of "stuff" made in their prison/slave labor camps.) isn't something that we GIs aren't "real fond of" and, truthfully, I'm an "EOF", these days.

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #110008

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #110012

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63 Sabre,

WELCOME HOME, my brother-in-arms.

yours, satx

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #110013

Good to see a shipmate on board.
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whoo hoo, we have a hydraulics expert on board, Help Satx repair/design an innovative hydraulic one arm bandit for his steering. What a project that would be.

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #110048

All I need us a pump and a ram. I can rebuild or fab the rest.

Will

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Willdiver,

WOW. I'm IMPRESSED.
(We have more REAL experts here than any place that I know of.)

Nonetheless, I'm still SEEKING an original 60s or early 70s mechanical stick-steering system for the little TOP TENNER "creek boat" hull.
It's about 15.75x3 feet with 16" sides & will "wear" my electric-starting Evinrude 18HP. = The "creek boat" will be my dedicated crappie-fishing machine. It has a built-in 10-gallon minnow well & a larger live well & both have air pumps, too.
(It's NOT big enough for a regular steering wheel.)

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #110062

mechanical, sorry, cant help you. dont see many of those in my area. Only ones I'm familiar with are CH-46, and I dont think that helps much here..

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Re:HELP!!! = Period "Stick Steering System" NEEDED. 2 years 11 months ago #110095

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Willdiver,

THANKS for your input. =======> I'm still looking for an original/period system.

yours, satx

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