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Old 20 March 2015, 07:43   #1
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Make: Tornado
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Stiff cable steering

Alright guys, just had a look at the boat for the first time this year. The steering is pretty stiff - I've disconnected it from the outboard and the cable alone is stiff, any way to loosen it up?



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Old 20 March 2015, 08:32   #2
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If you get a pressure grease gun, an air one would be ideal and put it at one end of the cable and work it in.

That will free it, I have done this in the past.

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Old 21 March 2015, 14:07   #3
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unfortunutly there is no easy fix, its a case of patience, using any anti sieze oil like duck oil, wd40 or diesel fuel, and keep working it good luck.
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