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Old 06-18-2013, 01:07 PM
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Advise on steering Maristar 200VRS 1998

I just bought a 1998 Maristar 200VRS and I am new to inboards.

My questions is this when driving at say 20 Mph and turning when you want to return to straight course is there a lot of resistance turning the wheel normal?
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:17 PM
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I have the same boat and mine is very easy to turn.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:19 PM
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What would be out of adjustment?
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:20 PM
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It steers easy at low speeds but when pulling a skier and turning it has quite a load on the steering /rudder..
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:31 PM
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I have a 95 200vrs and the steering has always been a little tighter than my previous Mastercrafts. I have replaced the steering cable and cleaned/repacked my rudder. It helped a little but I believe my rudder shaft is bent since my strut and shaft were bent when I purchased the boat used. Replacing the rudder is my next step. Same as you, the steering is only tight under load.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:39 PM
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There shouldn't be difficulty turning at speeds - mine is easy. If it steers easily at low speeds, then your steering cable is probably fine. If it gets more difficult as you go faster, then I'd look closely at the rudder to see if it's bent.
Note that there will probably be a pull to one side or the other while you're moving at speed - but it should be a pull that can be overcome quite comfortably with one hand lightly on the wheel.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:40 PM
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Unfortunately i don't have a lot of comparison experience. I think mine is fine. It is harder to turn when going fast vs. just putting but doesn't seem to be too tough.
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