Teleflex Nfb Safe T Ii Steering System Instruction Manual
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Marine Manufactured by
Teleflex, Inc. USA
Products 640 North Lewis Road
Limerick, PA 19468 (USA)
Copyright 1998, Teleflex Incorporated (USA)
INSTALLER: THESE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAIN IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND MUST BE FORWARDED TO BOAT OWNER.
These instructions show you how to install SSC62 steering cables into
SAFE-TTM II NFB Helms. These helms contain a clutch mechanism NOTE: HELMS AND CABLE ASSEMBLIES ARE SUPPLIED
to prevent the engine torque from being felt at the steering wheel. This LUBRICATED READY FOR INSTALLATION, DO NOT ADD ANY
reduces driver fatigue by eliminating constant fighting of the wheel. IT LUBRICANT TO EITHER ASSEMBLY. USE OF OTHER
DOES NOT ELIMINATE THE ENGINE TORQUE. This can only be LUBRICANTS CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE STEERING CABLE,
reduced by proper trim and tilt setting by trial and error when running RESULTING IN THE CABLE SEIZING OR PREMATURE WEAR.
the boat. The instructions for mounting the helm to the dash are given KEEP THE CABLE AND DRIVE ASSEMBLY CLEAN DURING
in the bezel kit instructions. INSTALLATION. DIRT WILL DAMAGE THE SYSTEM AND CAUSE
PREMATURE WEAR. DO NOT TAKE THE PLASTIC SLEEVE OFF
For a complete SAFE-TTM II NFB steering system the following THE END OF THE CABLE UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO INSTALL IT
additional components are required: INTO THE HELM.
· Bezel Kit - SB27484 (90°) or SB27483 (20°) PREPARATION FOR INSTALLATION
· Steering Cable - SSC62xx (xx = length in feet)
· Steering Wheel - See Teleflex catalog. Before the steering cable can be installed, the helm, bezel, and
Note: Maximum wheel diameter is 16 inches. steering wheel must be fully installed as shown in the bezel kit
· Engine Connection Kit - See Teleflex catalog. instructions.
WARNING CABLE ROUTING
BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS
AND ENGINE MAKERS INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW EITHER OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR INCORRECT The steering cable must be routed to the starboard side of the boat.
ASSEMBLY CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND CAUSE When routing the steering cable, select a path with the minimum
PROPERTY DAMAGE OR INJURY. number of bends, making the bends as large a radius as possible. DO
NOT MAKE BENDS OF LESS THAN 8" RADIUS. Sharp or frequent
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE PARTS FROM OTHER MANUFACTURERS, bends will result in hard steering and premature cable wear. When it is
THEY MAY CAUSE A SAFETY HAZARD FOR WHICH TELEFLEX INC., necessary to pass through a bulkhead, a 1-1/2" diameter hole is
USA CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY. USE TELEFLEX STEER- required. Cable should be clamped or tied for support at regular
ING CABLES ONLY WITH THIS HELM. intervals.
TO AVOID EXCESSIVE STEERING LOADS, AND TO GET THE BEST CAUTION
STEERING PERFORMANCE, THE OUTBOARD MOTOR OR OUTDRIVE THE CABLE MUST NOT BE BUNDLED TOGETHER
TRIM TABS AND TILT POSITION MUST BE ADJUSTED AS
WITH ELECTRICAL WIRING. THE CABLE MUST NOT
INSTRUCTED IN THE MOTOR MANUFACTURERS OPERATION
REST ON SHARP EDGES WHICH CAN CAUSE
MANUAL. FAILURE TO DO SO CAN EFFECT THE PERFORMANCE
OF THE BOAT AND ITS SAFE OPERATION. CHAFING.
DO NOT ATTACH ANY ELECTRICAL GROUND WIRES TO THE HELM. STEERING CABLE INSTALLATION
THIS WOULD RESULT IN AN ELECTROLYTIC REACTION TO THE
STEERING CABLE THAT MAY RESULT IN CABLE FAILURE OR Before the steering cable is installed the steering wheel should be
GREATLY REDUCED SERVICE LIFE.
positioned as shown in Figure 1, so that it is in the correct orientation
when installation is completed.
HELMS MUST NOT BE DISASSEMBLED FOR ANY
REASON. FAILURE TO REASSEMBLE CORRECTLY
MAY LEAD TO TOTAL FAILURE OF THE SYSTEM,
WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR
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STEP 1. Remove pin from cable entry spigot of helm (DO NOT 1
REMOVE TAG FROM PIN).
STEP 2. Remove protective sleeve from cable end, making sure 2
that dirt does not get onto the lubricated cable end. Feed cable end
into UPPER helm entry spigot until it contacts the internal gear, then
turn steering wheel counterclockwise to draw cable fully into the helm
(see Figure 2). Continue turning wheel until end fitting of cable is FIGURE 2 3 FIGURE 3
entered into the entry spigot, and wheel cannot be turned further.
During this you may hear a click as the locking mechanism engages.
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE NOTES
Turn steering wheel fully in the other direction until it cannot be turned
any further, and check that cable end fitting is retained inside the entry
IT IS POSSIBLE TO OVERTRIM THE ENGINE AND
STEP 3. Replace pin as shown in Figure 3, making sure that it is INCREASE THE STEERING TORQUE TO THE POINT
fully seated. DO NOT REMOVE TAG FROM PIN. THAT THE STEERING WHEEL CANNOT BE TURNED,
EVEN THOUGH THE TORQUE IS NOT FELT AT THE
WHEEL. THIS MAY GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE
STEP 4. Turn steering wheel fully to both extremes of rotation and STEERING IS "LOCKED". THIS CONDITION CAN
check that the cable fitting is retained in the entry spigot. OCCUR MORE WHEN JACK PLATES ARE USED TO
RAISE THE ENGINE ON THE TRANSOM, AND CAN
STEP 5. Feed Spent Travel Tube (Item 2) over exposed cable end ONLY BE OVERCOME BY REDUCING THE BOAT
and insert bolts (Item 3) into helm and tighten fully (see Figure 2). SPEED OR ENGINE TRIM OUT POSITION. UNTIL YOU
ARE COMPLETELY FAMILIAR WITH THE BOAT AND
CONNECTION TO ENGINE THE EFFECTS OF POWER TRIM, MAKE ALL
ADJUSTMENTS OF TRIM WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
For engine-mounted steering systems, slide the output ram through the
engine support tube. Thread the cable coupler nut fully onto the 1. After a few hours of operation and at frequent intervals thereafter,
support tube. NOTE: The coupler nut has a locking ring in the check all fasteners and the complete steering system for security and
threads. Make sure the nut is drawn up fully and its internal plastic integrity.
locking ring is engaged. If you do not tighten this nut fully there will be DANGER
excessive play in the steering system. Connect the cable output ram to LOOSENING OR LOSS OF ONE OR MORE
the engine tiller arm as shown in the instructions packed with the FASTENERS MAY CAUSE FAILURE OF THE
connection kit. STEERING SYSTEM, RESULTING IN LOSS OF
STEERING CONTROL AND COULD CAUSE
CAUTION PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
ENSURE THAT THE CABLE OUTPUT END IS NOT
BENT WHEN INSTALLING. IF NECESSARY, THE 2. Keep all moving parts free from build-up of salt and other foreign
ENGINE MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE BOAT. material. This will affect their operation and create steering problems.
Pay particular attention to the hinge tube of outboard motors.
For a boat-mounted steering system, attach the cable to Periodically remove the cable, clean hinge tube thoroughly and
the boat and engine in accordance with the instructions lubricate with a waterproof grease.
furnished with the connection kit.
3. Inspect periodically for corrosion. Any parts affected by corrosion
PARTS LIST must be replaced. When replacing hardware, self-locking hardware
ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY must be used.
4. Inspect steering cable periodically for cracks or other damage. If
1 HELM 1 any is found the cable must be replaced.
2 SPENT TRAVEL TUBE 1
3 HEX BOLT ¼ X 1" L 2 DANGER
4 HEX BOLT ¼ X ¾" L 3* DO NOT COVER CRACKS WITH TAPE OR OTHER
SEALANTS, THIS WILL CREATE A HAZARD IN WHICH
*These bolts to be used to mount the helm to the THE CABLE CAN FAIL SUDDENLY WITHOUT
SB 27484/27483 Bezel Kit mounting bracket (Follow WARNING.
instructions supplied with bezel kit).
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS WITH YOUR BOAT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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