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Old 22 April 2015, 06:34   #11
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Cheers Nos, would using hand pump set to deflate work or would I need more 'ooomph' ?
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Old 22 April 2015, 06:46   #12
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Im guessing its a steering cable.. in which case undo the large alloy cable nut on the side of the engine saddle .. take it out. clean up and grease well,. or get a new cable.. you will have to let down the starboard tube to withdraw the cable...

I have just done a SR4 refurb so I can post some pics if you need to see some ideas Robert

Sorry matt, only twigged your last part there, am I right in thinking that if I undo the nut and turning the wheel is effortless, then the 'stiff' part is not in the cable but the mount?
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Cheers Nos, would using hand pump set to deflate work
That'd do it. You're only relying on outside air pressure to push it out after all
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Rightyho, to the village Caruthers!!!!

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Old 22 April 2015, 09:26   #15
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Right.

Bingo Nos. Bingo.

Not the starboard tubes that goes soft, but the front tube that hasn't needed pumped at all.
Hand pump not enough to get it out, but pressed the deflate thing by hand and water started pouring out until it was only in starboard side. Nobody around to give me a hand to tip it over so that it lies the other way, so I'll wait on the tide.
As matt said earlier about the propensity to lie to the starboard, this put all the water on that side of the tube (its a u shape at front and a straight one each side for those unfamiliar with this rib).

Strangely , I did the taste test, and fresh. How on earth did it get in? And how do I stop it happening again? Remember this tube is firm and airtight.



Re steering, as tube was deflated and I had right size spanner, I unscrewed the alloy nut and it was very free to turn by the wheel. Will remove totally and regrease when I have the right spanners and grease with me.
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They aren't that big that it'd make it list significantly though if the flooding hull is open, surely?



I'm suspecting Matt H is right and there's water in one tube.

Probably not and after seeing the pics it defo isn't but he asked for ideas and as I had seen it in a boat we had I thought I would offer the suggestion.
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Appreciated though Jim, my first thought was 'hull' and the flotation bits you mentioned, I did not know existed.

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