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09-01-2007, 11:29 PM
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

09-01-2007, 11:34 PM
Welcome first poster. Alot could need updating. Tell us moe.

09-01-2007, 11:37 PM
all the newer boats have rack,,,,,, can i update my 1988 and would it help

09-01-2007, 11:41 PM
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 ?

09-01-2007, 11:47 PM
eph. 2 :8&9

09-02-2007, 02:16 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, 08:24 AM
What's wrong with your steering? Maybe you just need a new cable.......

09-02-2007, 10:00 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, 09:04 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, 10:24 PM
thank you so much big mack,,,,,,cables will be done this week and i'll let you know

09-04-2007, 11:13 AM
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, 02:19 AM
eph. 2 :8&9

Preach it brother.