I own a 1989 Sea Ray 180 CB with a Mercruiser 3.0L engine in it, Alpha One drive. The steering has become really stiff during last season and some reading around here pointed to the steering cable needing to be replaced. My mechanic confirmed this, but he also said he couldn't find spare parts for a steering system that old. I'd like to try the wisdom of you guys too. The steering is a Teleflex rack and pinion, but it's impossible to read the cable number that's supposedly printed on the cable 2-3 inches from the helm. Does anyone know the part number, OEM or original, I should be looking for on eBay/Amazon/somewhere else and what length it should have for my 18' boat? Thank you!