Originally Posted by n428
Steering cable snapped- so replaced the Teflex cable. Reassembling it all the rod was very tight going into the tilt tube..
Cleaned out all grease etc from tilt tube but it was still catching in the same place. Tried with another straight rod and the tilt tube definately appears to be bent. Replacing it isnt a problem but I'm very puzzled as to how this could have happened. No-one I have spoken to has ever heard of a tilt tube bending, and to make things more interesting I wasn't using the boat when this happened..
Corrosion in One spot inside the tilt tube, making the steering cable bind, could be making it appear as though it is bent.