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    What would you recommend for an 18' ranger bass boat? And how can you tell if they need to be replaced?

    My parents have a 20 year old doral and it turns so easily, I suspect its hydraulic.

    I imagine the NFB would be fine for a fishing boat?

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    what lubricant can you use for steering cables?

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    • #3
      Coxwain

      A thread of your own after the hijack.
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      Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
      That is what the forums are for.
      Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GA_Boater View Post
        Coxwain

        A thread of your own after the hijack.
        I don't know what you mean?

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        • #5
          Do you want a separate thread for the steering lubricant and a separate thread for the steering cable recommendation?

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          • #6
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            You are good now.
            You have a thread that is all yours, (not attached to an old thread).


            The ends of the cable get a marine (waterproof ) grease.
            Usually the helm end is good for the life of the cable.

            3 areas to check: cable, tilt tube, swivel bracket

            The motor end should be removed from the tilt tube of the engine, clean and greased.
            Clean out the tilt tube as well, as the old grease can get hard and sticky.

            While the cable is removed, move the engine by hand.
            If it moves easily, then your problem is with the cable.
            If the engine is difficult to move, then the grease in the motor swivel has hardened. It must be worked loose and new grease installed with a grease gun.

            If the cable itself is tight, replace it, they are non serviceable.
            Medford, WI


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