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Old 20 October 2003, 17:14   #11
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Old 20 October 2003, 17:20   #12
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DM if you are not careful I wont feed the sniper in our garden tomorrow . I certainly know the best Welsh scrum half was Dewi Morris.
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Old 20 October 2003, 17:24   #13
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The fact that the outer is rusted in the saddle tube would not necessarily freeze the steering

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What?

The outer does not go into the tube. The outer is held against the end of the tube by the big nut. The inner cable is terminated by the bar which slides whithin the tube, which is part of the engine bracket. If this is seized, the steering most certainly will not move.

If you want to check the helm unit, undo the big nut completely and when you turn the steering wheel the outer will move along the inner cable and this will move the nut away from the steering tube. This will only happen in one direction.
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Old 20 October 2003, 18:19   #14
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Lost the plot somewhere when it got involved with men with funny shaped balls! However I did bring a product back from the states the other year that had a nut with a grease nipple on it that fitted on the end of the steering tube. An O ring in it kept the grease in the tube a long as you didnt pump too much in. Sold that boat now so can't go an have a look at it but it did work reasonably well on the boat that had the same problem with the steering gear-it would seize after a week or two of non use.
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Old 20 October 2003, 19:50   #15
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Thanks you all for your kind words of support, in both my own personal hour of need, and for our glorious team as they drive on to victory in the RWC here in Australia's sunny shores.

Flakey first half, boring but effective kicking from Johnny in the second. I am confident that England will win. And I can spend the next month rubbing the aussies nose in it.

But back to the boat... I think it will find its way to the Yamaha Dealer tomorrow.

As for maintenance - the steering arm was greased a month ago so i can't understand it...
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Old 21 October 2003, 11:24   #16
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What!!

What!!
That's no way for a teacher to talk. You'll be saying boo to the skipper next.
Apologies to EdwardH for a drambuie fueled technical inaccuracy and many thanks to JW for correcting me from the other side of Hadrians Wall. I knew there was a reason why we built it. I feel suitably humbled but this will only last until THE cup is resting in its rightful place at Twickenham.

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Old 21 October 2003, 11:49   #17
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It's Offa's Dyke that you dug to keep the likes of JW out.....he's lucky enough to be one of the chosen people!
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Old 21 October 2003, 16:10   #18
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That's no way for a teacher to talk. You'll be saying boo to the skipper next.....
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Yeh, I'm getting a bit grumpy in my old(er) age.

Apologies to EdwardH for a drambuie fueled technical inaccuracy and many thanks to JW for correcting me from the other side of Hadrians Wall. I knew there was a reason why we built it. I feel suitably humbled....

I'll let you off since it was Drambuie you were drinking.

but this will only last until THE cup is resting in its rightful place at Twickenham.

Never. Anywhere but...
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Old 21 October 2003, 17:57   #19
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Put him in detention next time JW
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Old 21 October 2003, 21:33   #20
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He probably wouldn't turn up!
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