Willard 7m Konrad Steering Upgrade
I finally stepped up ordered the steering upgrade that Konrad makes for the Willard 7m RIBs that have their outdrive.
The problem is that the original steering system that was installed on the boats that Willard built for the US Navy utilized a very hinky s-connector between the tiller arm and hydraulic ram.
The threaded swivel eyes on this connector have a tendency to snap off under load, leaving you with no steering. We broke 3 in a matter of 8 weeks.
The upgrade removes the s-connector, repositions the ram & uses a straight link.
The upgrade was done a few months back and looks to be a winning system.
Contact Randall at Konrad if you're interested, his number is 715-386-4203.