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Old 11-24-2005, 10:01 PM
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Someone in the know-please help!
I have an 02 197. The steering is getting to be a female dog. I have greased the cable and it is not helping. I feel that a new cable is in order. I want to ditch that piece of $hit rudder with the hydrofoil/wedge looking thing on it. I have heard that you can now get a whole new rudder and housing that makes you feel like you are driving a Phat Caddy. Anybody know any specifics like $$$$?
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Old 11-25-2005, 01:02 AM
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Tex -

MYMC has the new '06 rudder for your boat for $190 plus installation. I'm getting one on my '02 X30 over Xmas break.
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Old 11-25-2005, 01:59 PM
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Someone in the know-please help!
I have an 02 197. The steering is getting to be a female dog. I have greased the cable and it is not helping. I feel that a new cable is in order. I want to ditch that piece of $hit rudder with the hydrofoil/wedge looking thing on it. I have heard that you can now get a whole new rudder and housing that makes you feel like you are driving a Phat Caddy. Anybody know any specifics like $$$$?
Tex,

I had a 02 PS197 and it drove like a dream, and I remember the dealer telling me that you should never do anything to the steering cable. With that said, I have had a couple of friends whose cable just got plain worn out and needed to be replaced.
As far as changing the rudder, the one you currently have provides lift to enhance your slalom and barefoot wake, if you do deceide to switch to the new one, you might consider having the dealer add a "hook" to your hull to provide the lift you'd otherwise lose. I actually had both on my 02 and it was a great wake, however, the nose rode lower in the water at slalom/barefoot speeds, which shot a lot more spray out the sides, nearly eliminating the ability to use a boom.
I've got an 05 presently and it has the "hooked" hull and a plain rudder, and the wake is a hair larger than my 02 was when I sold it.
Moral of the story: If you change rudders add the hook and you'll love the outcome!
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Old 11-26-2005, 04:18 PM
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Tex,

Check your PM....I can help you out....

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Old 11-28-2005, 08:30 AM
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How many hours do you have Tex?

The new rudder is unbelieveable but I have no idea if you should do it without the hooked hull.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:36 AM
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:42 PM
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I'd think you'd have to hook the hull if you eliminate your factory rudder (with the uplift tabs on it) If you don't add the hook the hull will be sitting differently.
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:23 PM
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Did you do the replacement of the cable yourself or have the deal do it? What was the cost?
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:34 PM
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Congrats, Tex...and it only took you two years.

ProStar205 - I just priced a new cable and it was $162!!!!!!! I think I'll check around....this was part cost only.
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