Having spent 4 hours greasing the cable steering and outboard saddle on Greyhound, I've decided to change the steering.
First option was to buy another no feedback steering cable. Cheaper in initial outlay yes, however I have the following issues. One is it will always be cable steering, it will always be heavier than Hydraulic (which on a training boat is not a good thing, as the three ladies that were on a course in Greyhound last week will attest), and two is I simply do not think I will be able to re-run a steering cable through the under console channels, as it is damn tight in there. I suspect trying this would take up a ridiculous amount of time, and as they say, time is money.
So, I have decided to go Hydraulic (sorry Pete7!). Looking at my options now, Vetus do the following two kits that I hope may be suitable:
On them, they say that you have to work out the steering torque of the outboard. It's a 115hp Yamaha 2 Stroke V4 - does anyone know the torque or how I could work it out?
Finally - anyone got any other suggestions as to steering kits I should be looking at? Ideally for about a fiver...