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Old 16 May 2007, 03:29   #11
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Check/Bleed the system if you dont find any leaks as it sounds like it has a bit of air in it.
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Old 16 May 2007, 03:55   #12
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How is this done ?

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Check/Bleed the system if you dont find any leaks as it sounds like it has a bit of air in it.
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Old 16 May 2007, 14:13   #13
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Iain,
I've noticed a small element of sidewards drag on mine too (same deal - Seastar hydraulic)... nothing mega, but the boat definately veers slightly more to one direction, with helm needing to make corrective steering alterations to accommodate. Similarly, mine is quite new, ~8months old.
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Old 16 May 2007, 15:48   #14
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Checked mine today and absolutely no veering either way.

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Old 16 May 2007, 16:16   #15
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i have the seastar steering and mine goes straight as a die, you can comfortably travel with no hands at speed ..slow down and speed up..not recommended of course!
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Old 16 May 2007, 16:33   #16
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Nick,

Thanks for having a look, I'll try to have a go at bleeding it, as I've found the manual.


Nauti,

My boat run straight and flat with no drag, if i'm picking you up correctly, from either side of the hull, the boat just needs the steering to be constantly turned to maintain a straight course.


Huge,

Are you sure you aren't utlising that member to maintain a straight course ?

your lucky it's hydraulic, teleflex kicking back would sure make your eyes water
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Nick,

Thanks for having a look, I'll try to have a go at bleeding it, as I've found the manual.


Nauti,

My boat run straight and flat with no drag, if i'm picking you up correctly, from either side of the hull, the boat just needs the steering to be constantly turned to maintain a straight course.


Huge,

Are you sure you aren't utlising that member to maintain a straight course ?

your lucky it's hydraulic, teleflex kicking back would sure make your eyes water
no actually it is my belly rubbing against the steering wheel!!

it does run straight with no aid
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Old 16 May 2007, 18:01   #18
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When it stops raining I try that,

the steering is 7 months old (along with the rest of the boat) so I hope it's not age.

Is repairing/replacing a seal yourself easy?
Shouldn't be having problems at that age - its still under warranty I guess. It might be worth ringing Ribcraft or Seastar and asking them.

You can buy the seal kits, not sure I'd fit one myself.

Is it easier to turn the wheel to the side the system creeps towards? Have you only just noticed this or has it been creeping since new?


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Check/Bleed the system if you dont find any leaks as it sounds like it has a bit of air in it.
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You can check for air in the system by pressurising the system (using method already posted) whilst watching the oil level in the helm. If the level goes down as you pressurise you've got air in the system.
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Old 16 May 2007, 18:14   #19
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...check that your motor is properly installed and not off center....
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Old 16 May 2007, 18:24   #20
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...check that your motor is properly installed and not off center....
i do beleive you will find that most are fitted off center to counteract prop torque i am sure that ribcraft would know exactly where to fit the engine for the configuration of the boat based on how many they have made. hopefully something simple with your steering
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