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FITS 26X WITH STAINLESS STEEL RUDDER HEADS. THESE BLADES HAVE SQUARE TIPS. DUE TO MANY VARIATIONS FROM BOAT TO BOAT AND YEAR TO YEAR, THESE RUDDERS ARE SHIPPED WITHOUT THE PIVOT BOLT HOLES DRILLED, MATCH UP TO YOUR OLD RUDDER OR BRACKET TO DRILL. IF YOU ARE ALSO ORDERING NEW RUDDER BRACKETS, WE CAN DRILL YOUR NEW RUDDER BLADES TO MATCH ($20 PER BLADE).

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FITS EARLY 26X WITH ALUMINUM RUDDER HEADS. THESE BLADES HAVE ROUNDED TIPS. DUE TO MANY VARIATIONS FROM BOAT TO BOAT AND YEAR TO YEAR, THESE RUDDERS ARE SHIPPED WITHOUT THE PIVOT BOLT HOLES DRILLED, MATCH UP TO YOUR OLD RUDDER OR BRACKET TO DRILL. IF YOU ARE ALSO ORDERING NEW RUDDER BRACKETS, WE CAN DRILL YOUR NEW RUDDER BLADES TO MATCH ($20 PER BLADE).

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Used to replace discontinued Detmar steering system on 1998 - 2003 26X and early 26M. Also direct replacement for Tattoo 26 factory system. Much more reliable, smother and less sloppy than original. Requires some cutting on steering pedestal to install. Comes with instructions to retrofit. Includes cable, helm unit (sometimes known as a Blast..ask Cheryl), and bezel kit.

The high performance cable has less play, easier and smoother steering, and will keep the steering tight and responsive for longer. Later model 26Ms that already have a Teleflex steering system can just order the upgrade cable by itself, part #5707-1M4.
Replacement for Morse Command 290 steering system used on mid production 26X with 8' steering cable and rotary (not rack and pinion) steering system.  This system is much stronger and more durable than the original. Replacement for Morse Command 290 steering system used on early production 26X with 12' steering cable and rotary (not rack and pinion) stering system.  This system is much stronger and more durable than the original. BWY custom crossbar, adjustable length.  Allows rudders to be made parallel for maximum performance.  Replaces factory crossbar on late production boats with 2 bends in the crossbar and the steering cable attached to a bracket on the front of the crossbar.
RUDDER HEAD, STAINLESS
Our Price: $165.00
RUDDER HEAD, ALUMINUM, 26X
Our Price: $165.00
STEERING, CUSTOM, 26X
Our Price: $149.00
FITS LATER MODEL 26X WITH STAINLESS RUDDER HEADS AND SQUARE TIPPED RUDDERS. FITS EARLY MODEL 26X WITH ALUMINUM RUDDER HEADS AND ROUND TIPPED RUDDERS. You should NEVER sail with the engine connected to the steering, and this BWY kit makes it really quick and easy to connect and disconnect.  Locks engine straight for easy and safe sailing.  Vastly easier to use than the factory system.  This kit fits all 26X models with 1 1/4" rudder cross bar.  Early boats with 1" cross bar will need to upgrade to 1 1/4" crossbar, which you really should do anyway. Tested to fit  SUZUKI, NISSAN, TOHATSU, HONDA, MECURY / YAMAHA, 50 HP ENGINES.  MAY FIT OTHERS BUT NOT TESTED.
RUDDER CROSSBAR, 26X EARLY
Our Price: $139.00
used on late production models, has 2 bends in the crossbar with a flat center section.  Steering cable attaches to a bracket on the front of the flat center section of the crossbar. boomerang shaped crossbar, 1 1/4" diameter, has steering cable attachment bolt offset from center. BOOMERANG SHAPED CROSS BAR 1 1/4" DIAMETER WITH THE STEERING CABLE ATTACHMENT BOLT IN THE MIDDLE.  ALSO REPLACES VERY EARLY 1" CROSS BAR WHICH WAS TOO FLEXIBLE.
STEERING, WHEEL, 15 INCH
Our Price: $82.50
USED ON TATTOO 26, LATE MODEL 26M OR LATE 26X BOATS THAT HAVE HAD THEIR DETMAR STEERING SYSTEM REPLACED WITH TELEFLEX STEERING SYSTEM.  DOES NOT FIT EARLY 26M OR 26X THAT STILL HAVE DETMAR. BOATS WITH DETMAR STEERING NEED TO REPLACE THE COMPLETE SYSTEM WITH 5715-1V3 STEERING. 8' LENGTH FITS EARLY 26X WITH STEERING CABLE EXITING BOAT ABOUT 6" FROM TRANSOM, mid production (1996-1997) boats had cable exiting farther forward and used 8' rotary steering system, late boats (1998-2003) used 8' rack and pinion system.  If your boat still has the original Morse Command 290 steering system and the cable has failed, we strongly recommend replacing the entire system with our upgraded Rotech system #5715-1X1. 15" STEERING WHEEL, FACTORY REPLACEMENT STANDARD SIZE, INCLUDES CENTER CAP.
MOTOR PUSH BAR, FACTORY
Our Price: $70.00
RUDDER GUDGEON, 26X
Our Price: $40.00
STANDARD FACTORY MOTOR STEERING BAR, ADJUSTABLE LENGTH TUBE WITH 4" LONG FLAT PLATE AT EACH END.  WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING OUR CUSTOM STEERING KIT (#5712-1X0) INSTEAD, IT IS MUCH EASIER TO USE. FITS 26X WITH STAINLESS STEEL RUDDER BRACKETS. FITS 26X WITH ALUMINUM RUDDER BRACKETS.
FITS LATE MODEL BOATS (1998-2003) WITH RACK AND PINION STEERING AND TALL STEERING PEDESTAL. STRAIGHT CUT EDGE WILL FIT EITHER SIDE. HEIGHT: 28 1/4 INCHES HIGH

PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER THIS PART. WE WILL NOT SEND IT UNTIL YOU MEASURE YOUR OLD PLEX COVER OR SENT US A PICTURE, TOO MANY MIX-UPS WITH DIFFERENT SIZES
FITS SHORT 26X PEDESTAL ON BOATS WITH ROTARY STEERING. ORIGINAL PIECE HAD ROUNDED EDGES AND WERE DIFFERENT RIGHT TO LEFT. REPLACEMENTS HAVE STRAIGHT CUT EDGE AND WILL WORK ON EITHER SIDE. HEIGHT: 24 INCHES TALL

PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER THIS PART. WE WILL NOT SEND IT UNTIL YOU MEASURE YOUR OLD PLEX COVER OR SENT US A PICTURE, TOO MANY MIX-UPS WITH DIFFERENT SIZES
Technically not a wheel "brake", this kit mounts behind the wheel and applies enough friction that it acts as a brake. It will not lock your wheel firmly in place during rough conditions, but under normal conditions it will keep the wheel from drifting. Comes with instructions.
STEERING, CABLE HOLDER
Our Price: $35.00
USED ON LATER MODEL 26X WITH STEERING CABLE EXITING UNDER HELM SEAT. USED ON EARLY MODEL 26X WITH 12' STEERING CABLE THAT EXITED BOAT NEAR TRANSOM. USED FOR BWY CUSTOM STEERING, STAINLESS STEEL QUICK RELEASE ASSEMBLY, ALSO REPLACES BRASS QUICK RELEASES USED ON SOME 26X.
USED TO CONNECT NISSAN OR TOHATSU 50HP ENGINES TO STEERING WITH FACTORY MOTOR PUSHBAR OR WITH BWY CUSTOM STEERING BWY CUSTOM STEERING REPLACEMENT ROD ONLY FOR 26X, NO QUICK RELEASES. RUBBER COVER FOR WHERE THE STEERING CABLE EXITS THE BOAT NEAR THE ENGINE. NO LONGER AVAILABLE
RUDDER HEAD PIVOT BOLTS FOR 26X WITH STAINLESS STEEL RUDDER HEADS  7.5" LONG. RUDDER HEAD PIVOT BOLTS FOR 26X WITH ALUMINUM RODDER HEADS, 8" LONG. Not sure what MacGregor parts to get for someone? Give the open ended gift of a Blue Water Yachts gift certificate. They never expire and are good for anything in our online store.