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Old 16 August 2015, 13:47   #1
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Steering - what's broken here ?

After a 3 hour drive to Pwthelli yesterday it was only on the slipway I discovered the steering wasn't as it should be .......

Symptoms - steering wheel just turns freely with no movement on the engine. The cable hasn't broken. There is too much excess cable appearing from the helm and curling around in the locker !

Any suggestions please ?
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Old 16 August 2015, 14:19   #2
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After a 3 hour drive to Pwthelli yesterday it was only on the slipway I discovered the steering wasn't as it should be .......

Symptoms - steering wheel just turns freely with no movement on the engine. The cable hasn't broken. There is too much excess cable appearing from the helm and curling around in the locker !

Any suggestions please ?
Your inner cable sounds like its broken, if it has you'll need a new steering cable.
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Old 17 August 2015, 05:59   #3
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If the whole cable, inner & outer, is coming in & out when you turn the wheel then whatever fixes the outer cable in position on your steering head has fallen out or broken.
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Old 18 August 2015, 09:19   #4
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Thanks Whisper and Paintman - new cable ordered from ASAP Supplies - looks easy to fit. Just pleased it the problem became apparent before launching ! Note to self - check before leaving home !!
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Old 19 August 2015, 14:43   #5
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Yeah it's the best that it doesn't happen on the water.

Well done you! Just shout if you need any help when fitting it.

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