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Old 08-13-2007, 01:06 PM
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**It seems like there are too many OEM cables failing too soon. Does anyone know of a better aftermarket cable that lasts longer?**

I don't think they are failing as much as they are not being maintained until it is too late. I have 1993 190 with the original steering cable, that I too "spin with one finger" . If water gets in there, and there is not enough grease in place it will corrode if it sits for a while.

Back in the day, I had a Hydrostream outboard at one time, and it locked up after winter storage. Those things didn't even have a zerk fitting to get any marine grease in there. Apparently too much grease can cause it to lock up hydraulically, and that has also been a common problem out there with these types of cables.

The only real answer is a hydraulic set up, but that is a ton of overkill when you are only turning a rudder (as opposed to a monster outboard engine).
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:43 PM
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You could be right Jorski. This is my first season with the boat so I can't speak to how well it was maintained its first three seasons.

That said, my old outboard worked perfectly, maintenance free, for 25 years. This is why I'm wondering if perhaps there's a better alternative to the OEM cable.

Regardless of what I end up installing, it will be maintained!
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:46 PM
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You could be right Jorski. This is my first season with the boat so I can't speak to how well it was maintained its first three seasons.

That said, my old outboard worked perfectly, maintenance free, for 25 years. This is why I'm wondering if perhaps there's a better alternative to the OEM cable.

Regardless of what I end up installing, it will be maintained!
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Stiff Steering

My steering is also very stiff both turning and straightening but only when under way. When stationery the steering is normal. I replaced the steering cable last year and I think it has stiffened since. Do you think that it's a lack of grease problem ?

By the way - registration question - Since when is the front of a boat NOT called the bow ? ? Or Stem ? Duuuuuuuh ! ! ! What is the correct answer they wanted here ?
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:52 PM
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Is the rudder assembly lubed?
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:55 PM
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My steering is also very stiff both turning and straightening but only when under way. When stationery the steering is normal. I replaced the steering cable last year and I think it has stiffened since. Do you think that it's a lack of grease problem ?

By the way - registration question - Since when is the front of a boat NOT called the bow ? ? Or Stem ? Duuuuuuuh ! ! ! What is the correct answer they wanted here ?
Pointy end???

It wouldn't take bow as the correct answer?
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:29 PM
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Pointy end???

It wouldn't take bow as the correct answer?
ROTFL

maybe you should send this picture...
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:39 PM
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:07 PM
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My steering is also very stiff both turning and straightening but only when under way. When stationery the steering is normal. I replaced the steering cable last year and I think it has stiffened since. Do you think that it's a lack of grease problem ?
That will have to do with the way that the rudder has bee ground for pre-load.

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Old 01-13-2012, 03:39 PM
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Is that a "Mali-bouy"?
old ski -supreme... on lookers say that the boat chine-locked and submarined.... soooo asupreme-bouy
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