View Full Version : Tight Steering 79SS

05-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Took the boat out for the first time today, the engine was so smooth, but the steering is very tight. Put a new cable in a couple years ago and after checking everything out nothing seems to be in a bind, amiss or otherwise. Any ideas of why it seems the steering is so tight, I am befuddled?

05-22-2014, 10:11 PM
Has it been lubed recently? Disconnect cable from the rudder. Is the cable still stiff, or does it turn freely. If cable is smooth, check and see how tight the rudder is.

05-23-2014, 07:59 AM
Always tight or just at higher speeds?

05-23-2014, 12:06 PM
I notice mine is tight when it is out of the water. Have you greased the zerks on the rudder? mine has 3, 2 are somewhat easy to get to and the third is a PITA.