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Old 13 October 2014, 04:23   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Gillingham Dorset
Boat name: Green Marlin
Make: Quickilver
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Mariner
Join Date: Jul 2012
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If you want the right size drill that's extra long I have one that I bought to do my 90hp, used once & sold the engine so its going spare.

Zerk fitting is a great idea

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Old 13 October 2014, 07:54   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
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use a zerk fitting and really good. don't use grease that is too thick as will hydraulically lock the steering and pop the O ring seal.... and the thinner grease will make its way up the steering cable/tube.

Also heavily manually grease the top end by the steering box

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Old 13 October 2014, 16:16   #13
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Fenwick & Arran
Boat name: The Black Mark
Make: Humber Assault
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner Bigfoot 60hp
Join Date: Dec 2012
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Thanks all. Decided on a new cable and will add the fittings as described. One of many winter projects. Out today in some decent chop - great fun and reminded me that the constant maintenance is worth it.

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