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Old 12-10-2012, 07:28 AM
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Hi there Peter - thanks for the info. I'll keep looking and see what I can find on the need for a bottom nylon washer.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:06 PM
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It is now the month of June......any updates? Love to know the results!
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:56 AM
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Any updates?

Here is my problem:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...423#post996423
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:28 AM
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What's the latest on these projects.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:13 PM
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What's the latest on these projects.
I resolved mine. Click quoted thread.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:52 AM
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On my '93 ProStar, the rudder disassembly, cleaning and re-lubing worked like a charm. Steering is nice and light at all speeds. So I'm pretty sure my problem was that there was old brittle grease in the rudder and it wasn't allowing new grease to be pumped in. So the only cure there was to clean it out manually.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:53 PM
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On my 03 X30 I have had similar issues with steering at speed. Here is where I've been and what my plans are.

I tried to grease the zerk on the rudder port but it wouldn't take any

I removed zerk and discovered it was clogged.

Purchased and replaced with new zerk and still wouldn't take any grease when installed. Removed and grease flows freely.

I removed rudder, installed zerk and grease flowed into rudder port. I installed rudder and the. No grease in port again.

I drove for about 15 hours with the rudder halfway greased until it started to get stiff again and the. Y OCD overcame me and I turned to deeper cleaning method.

Remove rudder, remove zerk and with the use of a toothbrush I sprayed carb cleaner in the port and began to attempt to clean out the grease groove so that I could get grease to flow from the fixers around the rudder and then out the weep hole under the hull. This still didn't fix my problem. There seems to be some kind of burr in the groove near the zerk fitting preventing it from taking grease.

I have now ruined the two O-rings in the port and have just decided to remove the port so I can inspect it on the work bench. If I still can't solve my problem the guys and waterskis.com are going to hook me up with the new port and updated old rudder for my boat. Good luck to anyone with similar issues. Sure wished the previous owner would have given this boat the attention she deserved. Making up for lost time.
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