After much faffing about with engineers, I ordered a replacement cable from BWY. I finally got it installed. It was not as bad as I had imagined.
One question though. The old cable was off the boat when I picked it up. Regarding the large coupling nut that fits onto a bracket fixed to the hull...how many threads should be showing? Does that nut thread on all the way? I did not want to force it any further without checking.
I t is great to one more be seaworthy!