I decided to replace the galvanized steering cables with stainless steel cables. The tricky thing was the stainless steel cables were a bit more stiff and I had a hard time keeping a tight fit around the thimble so I could crimp the sleeve. I was able to solve that problem by wrapping some smaller wire around the thimble to hold the stainless steel cable in place for the crimp. It was a bit time-consuming but it worked fine.
Now crimpt it
Now remove the small wire
shrink the heat shrink
put in place
Similar steps done on the other side and also at the rudder at the stern.
I then shrunk the heatshrink on the rear as well but didn’t take that picture..