Teleflex Steering Cables
Cable steering is a mechanical means of changing the vertical angle of a vessel’s rudder relative to its hull. The cables are typically routed along the centreline of the helm to the gunnel, then to the transom and ultimately to the centreline of the stern drive. Teleflex steering cables still feature in some boats today, and they allow reliable connections due to their sturdy plastic jackets and well-engineered inner liners; this lets the core slide along the length smoothly.Boat Trim Tabs
Boat trim tabs are essential accessories for increasing the performance of your planing boat. As a boat accelerates, the power from the motor lifts the boat up and elevates the bow. This causes low visibility and decreased fuel economy from the extreme prop angle. Trim tabs combat this effect by acting as deflectors for the water that rushes to the stern. The tabs have special controls in the panel. 'Bow down' engages them, resulting in a lowered bow. 'Bow up' raises them and returns the boat to its normal running position. Running the boat at high speed with the trim tab engaged gives you an easier time planing.Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic steering systems allow boats to make nimble turns. These provide additional power so that you exert less effort than you would with mechanical steering systems. They consist of three parts: the helm, cylinder, and tube. The helm installs on the dash and is the attachment point for the boat steering wheel. The hose goes from the dash and into the steering ram or cylinder, which then attaches to the outboard motor.Boat Gauges
Speedometers give you accurate readings of your speed and are useful for determining at which speed you are able to achieve plane. Other parts like gauge pods not only make your dash look stylish, but also ensure the gauges always face toward you, instead of the default flat position that requires you to look down.