For initial installations, measure the distances A and
B along an unobstructed path to the throttle and/or
clutch connection. Add A and B together then round
up to the nearest whole foot. The result of A+B is the recommended
control cable length. Cable bends for most cables should not have
less than an 8" radius. Cable bends using
Supreme Cables can be as low as 4". Care
should be taken to avoid unnecessary cable bends and tight bends because each bend adds to cable friction inefficiency
and lost motion.
For outboard applications it is necessary to add an
additional four (4) feet for the loop that allows
unrestricted engine movement.
For replacement cable installations simply remove
the cable from the boat and measure the cable as
indicated below. The simple rule is that you measure the case and ends of the cable you are replacing (wire ends excluded).
That length will be the proper
To order, specify the length in inches and round up
to the nearest whole foot. Other connection kits or
hardware may be necessary.
"Making Sense of Marine Control Cables" Guide to help you with your marine shift, throttle or engine cable choice.