View Full Version : Steering seems a little stiff

09-14-2006, 11:50 AM
O5 X-7 with 400hrs., steering feels a little stiff. I've greased the zert on the rudder and tried greasing the cable shaft as there is no zert for this.
Is it possible the cable is on it's way out? No obvious cause, bilge is dry and clean.

east tx skier
09-14-2006, 12:12 PM
Things may have changed, but my cable has two zerts in addition to the one on the rudder. I've heard of boats needing new cables with fewer hours, but I'd make sure you couldn't put more grease somewhere before going that route. Wish I was more familiar with your setup.

09-14-2006, 12:17 PM
Thanks Eastie, my thoughts as well. I recall my 02 had more zerts, 3 I think, but can't locate any others on this one.