Mechanical steering systems rely on push-pull cables to move your engine or rudder, but all cables include some backlash or lost motion, due to the nature of their design. Some high-performance boat/engine combinations (with maximum speeds above 50mph) can’t tolerate this amount of play, and develop high-speed instability. We recommend dual cable mechanical systems (such as our Fast Connect Tilt Steering Helm Twin Cable) for these performance boats. Dual cable steering allows you to remove most of the backlash by adjusting one or both cables at the engine, minimizing engine flutter and handling instability.
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