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Old 28 August 2007, 17:26   #1
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heavy steering

i have just taken my novurania 4.8 mtr rib with 90hp honda 4 stroke on its first
run & the steering is so heavy i can only just turn it. has anybody had this & any suggestions many thanks Tim
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Old 28 August 2007, 17:35   #2
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Is it the same both ways???
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I assume the same is true at rest, no? If not, disregard this post.

Cable steering?

Disconnect the cable from the steering bracket at the motor, and turn the OB by hand.

If it's the motor, the grease has congealed in the steering tube (the part the motor pivots on.) Forcing a *lot* of grease in may help, as may judicious application of heat (don't get carried away; there's rubber seals in there.)

If it's the cables, well, you can try to solvent clean and lube them up, but you may be better off going straight for replacement(s.)

If it's hydraulic, then I would suspect the steering tube on the motor.

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Once you have managed to free the steering up the Steering cable rubber helps to stop it stiffing up again.

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