Do more without spending more! Shop the Splash into Summer Sale!
Over 26,000 items On Sale!

Boat Control Cables

SeaStar Solutions Rigging
Shop the Splash into Summer Sale! Save an extra 10-40% Off!
We offer marine engine control cables for a wide variety of applications. Our control cables meet or exceed all industry standards/certification requirements and original equipment manufactures specifications for fit, function, reliability and quality.
Categories
Boating Know How
Measuring your control cable length

How to Measure Control Cables - "Measure Twice. Order Once."

Learn how to measure boat control cables on an outboard or inboard/stern drive boat. Step by step instructions. ... read more

For a New Installation: Measure cable routing path from control head attachment point to engine connection, as shown below. For a Replacement: Find the part number or length stamped into the plastic jacket of the old cable if possible. Cables are sold in one foot increments.

Outboards:

cable path + 4 ft. loop at engine + round up to next ft.

  • Measure from control along cable routing to center of outboard.
  • Add four feet to allow for loop which provides unrestricted engine movement.
  • Round up to next whole foot.
  • Order required cable part number.
A typical outboard cable routing is illustrated to the right.

Inboards & Stern Drives:

cable path + round up to next ft.

  • Measure from control along unobstructed cable routing to shift and/or throttle connection.
  • Round this dimension off to the next whole foot.
  • Order required cable part number.
A typical stern drive / inboard control cable routing is illustrated to the right.

For Replacement of Existing Cable: If you removed the old cable, measure for replacement cable as follows:

  • Measure your old cable from tip to tip.
  • Round up to next whole foot, if necessary.
  • Pick the proper end connections - OMC and Mercury use specific end connections on most of their cables but nearly all other manufactures use 33C style threaded control cables
  • Order the required cable - The control cable part number usually contains its length. See example below.
For example:
  • Part Number CC63320 = 20 ft. CC633 Control Cable
  • Part Number 032377-03-240 = 20 ft. 33C Control Cable (240" = 20')
If you need further assistance, please contact us at 1-800-914-1123.
read less
Shop the Splash into Summer Sale and SAVE!
Need it in a hurry? Upgrade to 2nd Day Air for only $2 more*