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Old 03-19-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Stiff Steering

I have a 1800SR. I found the steering a little stiff especially in one direction. Any advice? My model doesnt have power steering but i didnt think it should be that stiff?

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Old 03-20-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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i think it has to do with the rotation direction from the prop....if it rotates to the right.....the steering will be more heavy to the left than to the right when the prop is in action...........check it when the boat is out of the water....(than the stearing has to be the same to the left and right)...look if there is enough grease in the stearing cable (if that is possible)...

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Old 03-20-2010, 06:25 PM   #3
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There should be 4 or more grease certs on the exterior bell housing, and the almost hidden one on the starboard side for the gimbal bearing.... make sure you hit all those.

If you have a Zink trim fin or small skeg (they have many names) make sure that thing is exactly straight. Just one allen bolt holds it on but if that thing is tweaked a little to the left or right you ARE going to feel it in the steering.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:14 AM   #4

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also make sure the cable run from the steering wheel to the liller on the drive is as straight and smoothly curved as possible....

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