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Old 11 February 2015, 11:44   #11
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Nice looking tub there, Matt.. you gonna come out wavejumpin n shit with the motley crew?
He is - he's in the 'ribs under 4m and with 25hp are more fun than MattHs boat' club.
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Old 11 February 2015, 12:47   #12
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Fab thanks I'll give the fairy a go
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Old 11 February 2015, 16:30   #13
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He is - he's in the 'ribs under 4m and with 25hp are more fun than MattHs boat' club.
Formula "25hp" is going to be the next big thing!
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Old 11 February 2015, 16:46   #14
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Formula "25hp" is going to be the next big thing!
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Old 13 February 2015, 09:27   #15
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Sure! post some pics of yours after its clean up.


I am hoping to get some more work this weekend (wife allowing!) I have a new impeller so hopefully with some water flow I can give it a good flush through.
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Old 20 February 2015, 16:19   #16
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thanks for the tip! I will get the tube out and stand it upright and see what I can do.
Anyjoy on getting the steering moving?
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Old 24 February 2015, 10:51   #17
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Steering is well and truly seized in the tilt tube! With the nut off the end I've tried pouring boiling water over it and whacking it with the biggest hammer ive got and its just not moving, ive also tried a pair of grips and the tube twists with the steering rod.


Any ideas?
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Old 24 February 2015, 13:33   #18
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boiling water over the engine end?Get some derv down the tube if you can, boiling water will heat the steel and it will expand slightly.

http://www.seastarsolutions.com/wp-c...ring-Maint.pdf

Have a read, is the cable still in the boat?
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Old 25 February 2015, 12:28   #19
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I cannot really get anything down it, I was told boiling water may help soften the hardened grease (its been sat for 2 years) and make it easier to come out.

One option maybe to get the tilt tube off and soak it in a bucket but I assume with the tube removed the motor wont be supported?
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try the other end....... where the worm comes out of the sheath........


I freed ours by working the wheel back and forth while having some one tap the end with a lump hammering sync with the wheel rocking.

Its probably not hard grease but there will be a few rust stops along the cable where the rust has swelled the inner bit and its stuck to the sheath/wedged.
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