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Old 12 August 2012, 19:05   #1
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Hi guys any advice welcome, Ive noticed my steering has been very stiff for the last 6 months but Ive just put up with it as i kind of like it that way when hitting waves at speed etc, anyway the steering wheel went pop this weekend probably due the the stress, i need to remove the motor and free up the pivot point once steering is fixed i think so it don't do this again, as for the wheel end i think its at the lower end of the wheel house, as the wheel has no friction when spinning left or right but the centre nut/shaft on the wheel will spin with the wheel..

The wheel hydraulics are very hard to locate and work on as they are sealed in the unit, I'm trying to remove the wheel but its been on for 17+ yrs, Ive just left the shaft to soak in WD40.

Below are some pics Ive managed to take by putting a camera under the seating unit, i just cant tell what model the unit is or a photo of the same setup to find what maybe the problem.

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Old 12 August 2012, 20:19   #2
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Looks like a Teleflex cable steering system to me. The bracket inside the console might well be home made to mount the steering body to a convenient position. I expect the drive in the helm is kaput.

If that is the case then it might make the steering wheel removal a little easier as if it's really been on the for 17 years then I think a hacksaw or cutting disc is going to be your best friend

Can I see the word Morse on the bezel?
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Old 12 August 2012, 21:25   #3
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Looks like a Teleflex cable steering system to me. The bracket inside the console might well be home made to mount the steering body to a convenient position. I expect the drive in the helm is kaput.

If that is the case then it might make the steering wheel removal a little easier as if it's really been on the for 17 years then I think a hacksaw or cutting disc is going to be your best friend

Can I see the word Morse on the bezel?

Hi thanks, yeah its Morse on the bezel cover, the system is Defo hydraulic, i just couldn't find a image on Internet.

Looks like a hacksaw to me as well, will try tomo and see what I'm able to reach etc once wheel is removed. Thanks again
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If it's Morse, it may be pre-Teleflex. I don't recall any Teleflex unit that looked like that.

My wheel got stuck when I used anti-sieze instead of grease (and likely overtightened as well.) jury-rigged up a bearing puller, left it on overnight, then beat what I could with a hammer. It eventually let go.

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Old 13 August 2012, 05:43   #6
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If it's Morse, it may be pre-Teleflex. I don't recall any Teleflex unit that looked like that.

My wheel got stuck when I used anti-sieze instead of grease (and likely overtightened as well.) jury-rigged up a bearing puller, left it on overnight, then beat what I could with a hammer. It eventually let go.

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That looks like the one, but they all say Cable steering on Internet, now I need to find the lower part and how the hydroluics work, I can't see the shaft been at fault as it looks solid, must be what it drive with the teeth on the lower part of shaft I think.. Thanks for that its. Start.
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Ok I'm starting to see what it should look like, and your right It's a cable step thanks again lol
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Angle grind if off. I expect you'll need a new helm anyway and it's an excuse to get a new wheel at the same time
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I had my cable snap last week wile I was out playing in the swell off Bolt Head!
Managed to get back in by attaching a rope to the engine with two ends coming around the Aframe & steered by pulling on them, beets calling the lifeboat out!
Anyway I had the same problem & soaking in DW40 & pulling like mad & hitting with a hammer at the same time no go. Tried J Walkers tip of drilling 2 holes in the wheels boss tapping them & then with 2 bolts & a bar across the centre tightened them up. Even with hitting it to no go, sheered off one of the bolts trying!
After this a couple of good tapes & more pulling & it came off, just remember to put a bolt on it before you start hitting it ore it will be good for nothing!

Just have to wait for my new Hydraulic steering to arrive so I can put it back togther.
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Hightowe: Yeah i did want a new wheel, but i was sure the GF would notice haha

Nick: What hydraulic setup you getting, also your motor sizw/ thanks
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