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Old 03 April 2013, 14:13   #1
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any ideas, last year i replaced cable on my steering due to it being hard to turn, at Pennine marine they changed only the cable last may 2012, its not had a lot of action but it has been used, when getting outfit ready for next week (trip to loch lomond) i noticed that when i pu full lock one way its ok but when turning the other way it binds every revolution in approx the same place, done the usual thing WD 40 cleaned off and regreased, seems to be slightly better (but had to rush to work so will be trying again tomorrow morning) could it be the helm which may be ca-put, any help will be appreciated.
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Old 03 April 2013, 15:46   #2
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Could be cable coming out of alignment inside the helm...when the cable runs out it's fine...but running in it's coming out and binding on the housing?.....I've had this....
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Old 04 April 2013, 11:50   #3
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Have you moved it for a while, and what angle was it "parked" at?

It may be as simple as a sticky old bit of grease at the exit point of the ram. If you kept it slightly off dead centre, that might be what you are feeling.


Disconnect it form the engine and give it full - full starboard lock to get the whole ram out - then clean it with a decent degreasant.
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Old 04 April 2013, 15:28   #4
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thank you for both replies, i will try in the morning and feed back to you, 9D280 are you anywhere near to loch lomond ?
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Try moving the trim fin or fitting hydraulic.
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Old 05 April 2013, 08:46   #6
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Depends on the day!

'bout an hour away as the rib tows......

When you up here? in 4 weeks it'll be Easdale as well!
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going up monday 8th April, staying on c+c site, departing following saturday.
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Shame I'm working this week.....

If you head up the river at the top of the loch & donlt mind a short walk, there is a point where the river bends t othe right & the mortal remains of a canal continue in a straight line. Tie the boat to a tree & the Drovers' Inn is a short stroll - just follow the canal to a farm track, then continue to the main road. Pub is on the right.
Open fire, real ales & good grub.
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