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Old 10 August 2006, 06:35   #11
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Mine is 15-20 deg of play also, it just won't come out of tight turns too without letting well off the thottle.

Sounds like this is normal on an older boat.

Anyone know what the 4.2 turns means on a NFB helm?
Oh I see!

Sorry I thought you meant you had 3 turns of slack in the wheel before anything happened! Will retreat back under my stone and shut up now
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Anyone know what the 4.2 turns means on a NFB helm?
It means 4.2 turns lock to lock. I had exactly the same steering and was really unhappy about the stiffness, particularly coming out of tight turns so i upgraded to Hydraulic. What a difference. Smooth and easy throughout the whole range and hopefully much more reliable long term. 450 well spent.

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From what I have read on here I have sort of gained the impression that (most) hydraulic ones are all lower geared than cable, like 6-7 turns lock to lock. Do they also come in higher geared flavours i.e. 3-4 turns lock to lock?

Aux engine arriving next week, then a double jockey seat for passengers, then maybe the steering. Oh for that winning lottery ticket
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Yep, if you select the right helm and ram combo you can get as low as 3 or 3.5 turns lock to lock. Obviously the fewer turns the 'heavier' the steering. I think I ended up at 4.5

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Sounds like mine is normal then, bit of play, 4.2 turns lock to lock.

2.1 turns to get out of a tight turn .. no chance of straightening up on high revs!

Maybe I need to upgrade.
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Yep, if you select the right helm and ram combo you can get as low as 3 or 3.5 turns lock to lock. Obviously the fewer turns the 'heavier' the steering. I think I ended up at 4.5
Thanks, that would be about right at 4.5, I haven't checked but mine must be about that, any heavier and it would be hard to do anything with one hand. Thinking I would get a knob on the wheel too, it would make one handed steering manoevres (the other one being on the throttle of course) much easier....
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