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09-02-2007, 12:29 AM
i have 1988 prostar 190,,,,powerslot,,,,,acme prop,,,,,,great pull
speed and ride but how do i update steering to improve the 20 yr old technology
09-02-2007, 12:34 AM
Welcome first poster. Alot could need updating. Tell us moe.
09-02-2007, 12:37 AM
all the newer boats have rack,,,,,, can i update my 1988 and would it help
09-02-2007, 12:41 AM
acme prop was such a blessing,,,,,felt like i added 50 hp,,,,,,,,i'm a slalom nut and love my wake,,,,i just hate when i drive the newer boats and they steer so much easier why is that ?
09-02-2007, 12:47 AM
eph. 2 :8&9
09-02-2007, 03:16 AM
acme prop was such a blessing,,,,,felt like i added 50 hp,,,,,,,,
I can not agree more about the Acme prop. Dropped a pretty penny on mine, but could not be happier!
Sorry no help on the steering. Isn't there lube zert fittings along the cable to help things out? Just a thought.....
09-02-2007, 09:24 AM
What's wrong with your steering? Maybe you just need a new cable.......
09-02-2007, 11:00 PM
it steers so hard compared to new boats,,,,,,,can i put in hydrolic
steering or a rack or would new cables make a apprec. difference ?
09-03-2007, 10:04 AM
Hard steering is usually a sign of a bad steering cable. I see a fair number of posters here with boats that are 5 years old or less and have had to replace their steering cable. Yours is an '88....
I wouldn't go through the hassle of changing the helm or adding hydraulic steering to cure hard steering without replacing the steering cable first.
09-03-2007, 11:24 PM
thank you so much big mack,,,,,,cables will be done this week and i'll let you know
09-04-2007, 12:13 PM
I have an '87 and I replaced the steering cable last week and was amazed at how much easier the steering was. Well worth the money and effort to replace.
09-05-2007, 03:19 AM
eph. 2 :8&9
Preach it brother.