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  • Non centered steering wheel

    I have a 1984 Galaxy 199 I/O Cuddy with a mercruiser pre Alpha. The steering wheel is about a good quarter turn from being straight. The wife has a hard time when doing low speed maneuvers because she thinks the steering is straight. Is it possible to pull the wheel off, straighten out the motor, and put the wheel in the straight position?
    Skipper Sean
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  • #2
    wheel should be on a keyed shaft, you would have to pull the steering cable and re-index it.
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    • #3
      Dang was hoping for the easy fix. Thank you sir😀
      Skipper Sean
      "Keeping It Reel"
      1984 Galaxy Conquest Cuddy
      Model 199 I/O Mercruiser 470

      "Flat Bottom Girl"
      12 foot Grumman Jon Boat
      Mercury 9.9 Outboard
      Ride it, Run it, Race it, Repair it >>>> REPEAT

      My restoration project:
      KEEPING IT REEL

      I restore history everyday: CHECK IT OUT HERE

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      • #4
        If you want easy get a 5 spoke steering wheel & forget about it.

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        • #5
          Easier yet, set it straight and paint a red line at the top of the wheel.

          Or, don't let the wife drive it.
          Medford, WI


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          • #6
            Originally posted by roscoe View Post
            Easier yet, set it straight and paint a red line at the top of the wheel.

            Or, don't let the wife drive it.
            Or show her how to drive. If the wheel has been turned 360 degrees, where is the outdrive pointing?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fed View Post
              If you want easy get a 5 spoke steering wheel & forget about it.
              8 or 9 spokes are even better.


              Skipper Sean... Even if the wheel was straight at one engine trim setting, it will change as rpm and/or drive angle changes. On a Duo Prop or Bravo 3 it might not happen


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              • #8
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                Gave her a training session today and used yellow tape to mark center it seemed to work. We may get next weekend to run the boat and then it's time to winterize and re do the interior.
                Skipper Sean
                "Keeping It Reel"
                1984 Galaxy Conquest Cuddy
                Model 199 I/O Mercruiser 470

                "Flat Bottom Girl"
                12 foot Grumman Jon Boat
                Mercury 9.9 Outboard
                Ride it, Run it, Race it, Repair it >>>> REPEAT

                My restoration project:
                KEEPING IT REEL

                I restore history everyday: CHECK IT OUT HERE

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