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George D

2001 300 Signature shift cables for Bravo III

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Hi, I am going to pull both drives and go through my transom seals/bellows/gimbal. My cables are really sticky so I want to do those as well. What cables are needed for the outdrives? I searched the forum but only came up with Volvo parts.

Thanks

 

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A 2001 boat can have none standard parts by now. Would need data for Shepherd &  Wingnut to help you.  Engine make & sizes . Drive type.  Maybe even a couple of photos to confirm the equipment ? 

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Twin 305 TBI mercruisers, Bravo 3 drives. I am going to pull the drives this weekend and check the cables for part numbers.

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Very timely.  One of my cables was starting to get sticky at the end of the season.  I was contemplating changing them and the bellows myself.  I spent some time last weekend watching YouTube videos on the process.  

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On 2/12/2018 at 4:20 PM, George D said:

Hi, I am going to pull both drives and go through my transom seals/bellows/gimbal. My cables are really sticky so I want to do those as well. What cables are needed for the outdrives? I searched the forum but only came up with Volvo parts.

Thanks

 

 

On 2/13/2018 at 1:21 PM, Roady68 said:

Very timely.  One of my cables was starting to get sticky at the end of the season.  I was contemplating changing them and the bellows myself.  I spent some time last weekend watching YouTube videos on the process.  

For those boats, should you need new bellows, I would go the following:

2 x 861150T02 and 87843 - Bravo thru-transom gear oil reservoir fitting and spare e-ring (these plastic fittings like to break VERY easily)

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2 x 865437A03 - Bravo rear shift cable

2 x 8M0095485 - Bravo transom bellows kit (included gimbal bearing, u-joint, exhaust, and shift bellows, gear oil hose, mounting o-ring kit and updated water hose kit)

2 x 805320A03 - Bravo/Alpha trim sender kit

4 x 8M00824_ _ - Mercury Gen I Platinum - latest version shift and throttle cables. These will be Mercury Gen 1 standard type. If your current shift and throttle cables from the remote control to the engines are original, they'll be in dire need of replacement. Chaparral has removed their parts look up form the webpage so you'll need to do the following to get the correct length:

- call Cecil Marine and have them tell you the length in feet from Chaparral parts lookup 

- find the original part numbers stamped on the 4 Teleflex cables. Lets say one or more are 22' in length - then new Mercury Gen I Platinum part number will be 8M0082495. Wish Mercury had kept it simple with the last 2 numbers being the length in feet. Platinum version gives the nicest shift feel and reduced effort vs. standard, especially for long runs and numerous bends. Last 2 numbers stamped in the Teleflex cables are the length in feet. 

Let us suppose you find the following info for your remote control cables: PORT engine has a 22' and a 21', and STBD has 19' and 18'.

To make it easier, I call a Mercury dealer for the above Mercury parts, as well as the latest Gen I Platinum superseded numbers for 877773a22, 877773a21, 877773a19 and 877773a18. (this would be 8M0082495, 8M0082494, 8M0082492 and 8M0082491)

NOTE: your current remote control cables quite likely have spray foam in place to help keep exhaust and noise from escaping the engine room. Any hardened spray foam you remove to re&re the cables, spray in new foam in place when work is completed for safety and decreased NVH.

Few last things:

- as I'm sure you know, you'll need an alignment tool to verify engine alignment, and to set up the new gimbal bearing

- will need to calibrate the new trim senders (recommend putting the drive in Bravo 1 position first for faster hole shot and increased visibility when getting on plane) - have not noticed any adverse handling effects with your hull when going from Bravo 3 position to Bravo 1 position.

- installing the new water hose design hook up on the rear of each engine is a PITA

- get some Mercury Xtreme grease for the drive yoke splines and 4 screws for the trim senders

- HIGHLY recommend installing the exhaust bellow vs exhaust tube. A PITA to be sure, but worth it for reduced noise levels while cruising. You won't notice any difference in power if your boat currently has the exhaust tubes in place. Hang and stretch out the exhaust bellows with a heavy pipe for a day or 2 before installing. 

- torque the upper gimbal ring nuts to spec - I can't recall the 2 specs off the top of my head, but depends on size of upper bolts/nuts.

 

 

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