Boat Engine Control Cables
Standard boat engine control cables are used in every vessel on the water that uses mechanical controls. Two cables are always required for shifting and throttle. Each cable is unique with being matched to the engine manufactures specification. All cables come in different lengths and sizes in the way they are manufactured. Each engine manufacture developed the cable connection ends to match there specific engine. It is important to note that some cables will require special connection kits for the correct install. See Connection Kits. The chart below is only for reference, so double check your old cables prior to purchasing new ones and check to make sure you do not require a connection kit for final install on your engine and controls.
Boat Engine Control Cable Cross Reference Chart
C2 Stroke: 3.4” ( 87 mm) For use with inboard, sterndrive and outboard engines with appropriate accessories.
C4 Stroke: 3.1” (80 mm) For BRP® - Evinrude® (OMC®) engines manufactured before 1979.
C5 Stroke: 3.75” (95 mm) For Mercury® and Mercruiser® engines.
C8 Stroke: 3.4” ( 87 mm) For use with inboard, sterndrive and outboard engines, with appropriate connection kit
C14 Stroke: 3” (75 mm) For BRP® - Evinrude® (OMC®) engines manufactured from 1979 to date.
C16 Stroke: 3.1” (80 mm). For Mariner® engines up to 40 hp.
C25 Stroke: 3.1” (80 mm) For Volvo® engines using BRP® (OMC®) top mount controls.