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Old 10 May 2006, 14:27   #1
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Help with steering

Guys just got to my rib after a few months of it sitting around. I now have a problem with the steering. Its cable steering which seems to have become seized since its last use. Can anyone recomend a way of freeing it up? Have been quoted 1200 quid for hydraulic steering but budget at present doesnt allow for it!! Thanks peeps.
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Old 10 May 2006, 15:33   #2
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I whacked mine with a big mallet year before last, stripped it down and greased everything, following season seized again it didnt need such a whack this time, only about 1/2 a whack.

This year everytime I checked the RIB I turned the steering, and it anit seized, going to strip it down again and greased everything though.

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Old 10 May 2006, 15:36   #3
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rip out the cable rubbish and fit hydraulic, you can do it for a fraction of that price. i fitted a seastar system and got it for a bargain price as an exdisplay from hypromarine, give them a call and ask for steve to see what he can do. a kid could fit hydraulic steering it is that easy, and if you go to a boat shop that has the hydraulic bleed kit it is a p of p to bleed as all done automatically

hydraulic is the only way to go with that engine on the back
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Guys just got to my rib after a few months of it sitting around. I now have a problem with the steering. Its cable steering which seems to have become seized since its last use. Can anyone recomend a way of freeing it up? Have been quoted 1200 quid for hydraulic steering but budget at present doesnt allow for it!! Thanks peeps.
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Old 10 May 2006, 17:58   #4
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rip out the cable rubbish and fit hydraulic, you can do it for a fraction of that price. i fitted a seastar system and got it for a bargain price as an exdisplay from hypromarine, give them a call and ask for steve to see what he can do. a kid could fit hydraulic steering it is that easy, and if you go to a boat shop that has the hydraulic bleed kit it is a p of p to bleed as all done automatically

hydraulic is the only way to go with that engine on the back
I have to agree with he of extended girth on this one. Seized or semi-seized steering is not only a pain, it's dangerous. It's gotton rusty in there and lubing will only improve it for a while. I'd get it replaced.
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Old 10 May 2006, 18:14   #5
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I have to agree with he of extended girth on this one.
my experience is that the girls like an extended girth!
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rip out the cable rubbish and fit hydraulic, you can do it for a fraction of that price. i fitted a seastar system and got it for a bargain price as an exdisplay from hypromarine, give them a call and ask for steve to see what he can do. a kid could fit hydraulic steering it is that easy, and if you go to a boat shop that has the hydraulic bleed kit it is a p of p to bleed as all done automatically

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Chris, have you got a number for Hypromarine?
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Old 03 June 2006, 16:00   #7
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If you can't whack it with a hammer, remove the drag link (steering bar) and stick a long screw-driver in the hole at the end and then twist it. It should start to move....
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Old 04 June 2006, 08:41   #8
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Thanks guys. looking at ripping it all out at the mo, either replacement cable or hydraulic just waiting for prices to come back unless anyone knows of any second hand gear going cheap!!!
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Are you able to replace it your self? If you are there are some offers on - you can get a hydraulic system for 399.....
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Old 04 June 2006, 09:25   #10
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Doing the works not a problem looks like a fairly easy fit and have the gear o blead it all. Where did you find that price? Other problem is with a 200 on the back its gonna need to be fairly sturdy!!!
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