Pedestal Steering Cross Wire Idler
Product #: Z3102
[Add to Wishlist]
Replacement for Catalinas equipped with Edson wheel steering using the typical pull-pull system and a "Radial Drive" steering quadrant.
The adjustable crossed wire idler leads your steering cable from its vertical run within your pedestal to a horizontal run under the cockpit, then aft to the radial drive wheel on the rudder shaft.
This new assembly replaces the original which had a mounting frame fabricated from mild steel. This steel assembly was attached to the aluminum pedestal with aluminum mounting bolts. This combination of dissimilar metals created a virtual battery that led to corrosion of all of the components. This replacement part's aluminum frame is compatible with the other aluminum components to avoid the electrolysis problem. Boats that used the old mild steel bracket were the early Catalina 27, Catalina 30, Catalina 34, and Catalina 36. Later designs including the Catalina 310 and Catalina 320 should have used the aluminum version from the beginning.
Order carefully! This is a special order part and is not returnable.