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Old 20 October 2003, 06:17   #1
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greasing my nipples

I had a shock when i put the boat in the water on saturday.

She started first time, I started to reverse her away from the jetty when i found i couldn't turn the steering wheel at all.

seems the <technical term> rod that works the steering at the outboard end had rusted into the housing and was stuck solid.

This is bizarre as its only been a month since i last used the boat.

does anyone have any tips for freeing it or should I contact a dealer and spend some cash on having it stripped down etc...

Its most frustrating as this was the first great day of spring here and the sea was like a mill pond.

any ideas??
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Old 20 October 2003, 06:58   #2
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Undo the big brass nut on the end of the steering cable/through tube. Disconnect the drag link from the steering arm. Use a hammer and soft drift/copper mallet to tap the shaft out of the tube. If it's very tight but you can get it to move, lubricate the part you've managed to expose and then tap it back in. Continue working it until the shaft is free.
Clean it all up, if it is still usable, and grease it with water resistant grease. Replace the seal at the output end before refitting the cable shaft.
If it looks in poor condition generally, replace it.

Service it properly in the future bozo.
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Old 20 October 2003, 09:04   #3
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Service it properly in the future bozo.

Alternatively, send it to the menders and spend the time watching the mother country win the rugby world cup

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Old 20 October 2003, 09:54   #4
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mother country win the rugby world cup

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Who's mother country then?
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Old 20 October 2003, 10:00   #5
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Surprised that you would get into any Rugby related discussions after Saturday Charles!
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Old 20 October 2003, 10:03   #6
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Surprised that you would get into any Rugby related discussions after Saturday Charles!


What a game damn shame we won, good luck with the all blacks
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Old 20 October 2003, 11:50   #7
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Alternatively, send it to the menders and spend the time watching the mother country win the rugby world cup

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I support two teams in the World cup The Welsh and whover is playing England. Damn shame the Springboks didn't have a good kicker.

Anyway good luck to you English guys cos you'll need it when you meet Wales in the Final!

by the way if the doobrey is still stuck then remove the fuel and try some heat
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Alan, it's not over until the..... (you know the rest!) Bloody Koen!
Not sure what this has to do with nipples though?
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Not sure what this has to do with nipples though?
Maybe 'cos he played like a t..

Sorry - couldn't resist.........
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cos you'll need it when you meet Wales in the Final!
Why do I get the feeling that I'm going to hear that old b*ll*cks about Wales never being beaten but sometimes (always ) the other team scores more points. I had a conversation with Humper about the greatest player ever. He reckoned it was Barry John but I think it's because it's the only name he can pronounce when he's in drink. You try saying Dai Llewellyn when you're p*ssed.

Sorry to hijack your thread, Edward. If the cable is frozen, it needs changing but the problem may be in the steering head. The fact that the outer is rusted in the saddle tube would not necessarily freeze the steering

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