Right after spending a few hours trawling through searches I have found many talk of people having a back up plan in case their steering goes peer shaped. But never an explanation of what this 'back-up' involves.
I am asking because I am upgrading my outboard on SPUD, my 5.75 BWM. From a Force 90 to a Mariner 125. But after reading about your steering woes I am concerned as to if the current cable steering will rated / able to cope with the new outboard.
So what systems do you have as back up?
- bring along a big guy who will be able to turn the engine on his own
- Maybe a rope / pulleys configuration between the outboard and the 'A' frame to enable it to be turned?
- Just a simple spare steering cable that you will swap whilst at sea?