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when a outboard is repowered do you have to change steering cable too or is it just the control box and cables. going from 40hp johnson to 70 hp yamaha if that helps

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As long as the cable is still in good working order you can use the same one. The only thing that may be different is the drag link. As long as that matches up, you are fine.

Jumping from 40 to 70? Is the boat rated for a 70? Just thinking out loud here.

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you should be ok, but you might have to change it being your changing brands. Forsure your going to have to change cable and control box!.......also, dont forget about gauges, if you have them!

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Thanks guys the boat is actually rated for a 75hp (boat was under powered) motor comes with gauges so I will be fine there too. I was wondering if I will need different drag link. How do they sell them by brand or what

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your new motor may come with it. If not, check with a yamaha dealer.

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Your new motor should come with a drag link, and, as boatfixer said, if your cable is good yet you should be able to keep the same steering cable.

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