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Old 21 June 2004, 13:20   #1
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steering problems on cable type

hi all
i have what i consider the standard cable steering ie the red covered morse cable that i believe runs through a worm srcew.
However i've noticed that the steering has started to slip when under heavy loading especially when the two engines are not trimmed out properly.
Is there anything i can check for and/or adjust to tighten it up or is it a case of replacing the whole steering system?
any tips hints would be great?
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Old 21 June 2004, 13:37   #2
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Sounds like the teeth on the helm are worn out. If you take the back off the helm unit you will probably notice the teeth are worn down, since its only aluminium and soft if gets worn out by the stainless worm screw of the cable Idealy really need to change the cable and helm. (You cannot but parts for the helm so its a complete unit). Make sure you get a No Feed Back helm too as this help with any problems of torque steer.
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Old 21 June 2004, 22:44   #3
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I had something similar happen, 2 teeth sheared off so the steering was fine most of the time but would suddenly 'jump' if loaded in the right place. Make sure you get the right helm to suit your cable, a supplier identified mine wrongly and I ended up buying a cable as well, the cable cost more than the helm!
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Old 22 June 2004, 04:42   #4
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Since you're running twins, I wouldn't be too concerned with an NFB helm, though they are a personal preference thing I guess.
I would however replace the helm & cable ASAP. Once the pinion starts losing teeth, they can very quickly jam the steering completely and once this happens there is little you can do about it.
If you're concerned about the steering loads, try playing with the toe in/out of the engines.
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Old 22 June 2004, 04:58   #5
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However i've noticed that the steering has started to slip when under heavy loading especially when the two engines are not trimmed out properly.
IMHO you need to chage the bell and the cable too (think you call it that way) as tue says the teath are worn out and it will get worst. I believe there are two types heavy duty and normal. Use heavy duty.
But why you don't use a hydraulic steering system? I would think that with twins hydraulic is a must?
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Old 22 June 2004, 09:36   #6
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Why is it a must? It's only a pair of 65's. IMHO just replace the broken bits and go boating.
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Old 22 June 2004, 11:52   #7
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I believe Mat that I had said IMHO I feel is a MUST to have hydraulic steering on twins. But that is me who puts Hydraulic systems on single 115BHPs and single 40BHPs.

Many reasons for doing this but having used cables and all that I just feel that in the long run is better to have a hydraulic steering system rather than mechanical
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It's not a 'MUST' though is it. It's an option.
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Bugger, I should have used my other user name for this one, I can see I'm gonna get red blobbed.
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Don't get it. Read my post from the begining Mat I said IMHO didn't I? and yes is a must IMHO Can't see your point?
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