I have a old Minn Koata 52. that is bow mounted. It has the foot steering wich i really havent got used too. Those cables are falling apart and the steering is starting too not work too well at all. Is there any reason That i couldnt unhook the cables and chain and fab up a tiller type steering and leave the foot control in for the speed and on and off?. I dont really troll that much. I have the minnkota more as a back up for getting back too shore just incase. I knopw that new cables can be bought but i really dont like the foot steer and I cheap with plenty of fab skills. Any input on this would be great!