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Old 01-21-2011, 07:35 PM
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ive got a 4700 lb v bottom with a 500 efi with ALOT of play in the upper verticle pin and was going to purchase a complete HP assembly...whats your opinion on that VS this http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o37483-en.html
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Default HP Transom assy

Bruce Seroff has two new HP assemblies in the box for sale in the Swap Shop.
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yes i spoke with Bruce...thanks
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Hmmm........I've never seen a gimble ring like that one before. Do you know of anyone who has ran one?? Wonder if they have ever done any testing wirh strength on those.
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Berns.. Are you talking about steering pivot pin?
First link no workie, but if it's the steering "pin" on top of the gimble. Merc has a bulletin to repair. Common porblem.
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Berns.. Are you talking about steering pivot pin?
First link no workie, but if it's the steering "pin" on top of the gimble. Merc has a bulletin to repair. Common porblem.
yes they drill 2 holes in the side/top of the transom assembly and install dowel like pins...this one is beyond a half assed repair anyway but thanks !
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Ron Bender at JR marine sells a rebuilt gimbal ring for $250-300(i think), you can buy a SS upper pin for a couple hundred also, I used Ron's ring and it looked like new
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Bernie,
Yesterday, I removed a 2 year old Merc HP gimble ring from my boat. I'm going with SCX drives. I have the top pin and side pins. The top is just the standard merc. Ron's is nice. I am going to list it in swap shop for 350. Bruce's new transoms would be a good option. I'd say look at what all your gonna need to do. Probably new bellows, how does the helmet and the transom look, corrosion?
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yes they drill 2 holes in the side/top of the transom assembly and install dowel like pins...this one is beyond a half assed repair anyway but thanks !
If we talking about the same thing, there is actually a nother "replacement" buletin. Replacing the whole nut and pin, with out removing the gimble and/or transoom plates. Repaired from the exterior. However, since I had similar problem on one of my older boat, efter some discussions with Merc. and misc. gurus, the best bet is to get external/hydraulic steering. Then those "pins" don't even need to be there.
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