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gone fission
03-20-2015, 10:47 AM
This should be done twice a year on all boats.
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The only maintenance on a cable steering system is back at the engine or rudder.
You need to remove the link arm from the very end of the steering cables telescoping rod.
Then undo the large nut at the end of the plastic jacket of the steering cable.
Then pull plastic jacket of the cable towards the side of the boat exposing the 5/8 telescoping rod.
Clean off the rod clean out the support tube and re grease it with a,
Then re assemble the system to the way it was set up. Make sure to screw the nut on the plastic jacket down until it bottoms out. It is a lock nut and will feel tight before bottoming out

Jim Corday

Tech Support Rep II

640 North Lewis Road | Limerick, PA 19468-1228 | Tel: 610-382-1980

seastarsolutions.com (http://www.seastarsolutions.com) | Jim.Corday@seastarsolutions.com

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03-20-2015, 10:15 PM

03-21-2015, 04:05 AM
It sure makes for easier steering when this is done.

03-21-2015, 05:25 AM
Thanks for the reminder, mine needs to be done.