We troll our Bayliner 2359 (Mercruiser 260 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2) with a Yamaha 8 four stroke. The trolling motor is linked to the Alpha drive with an arm for steering the kicker. Since the big motor is turned off when we're trolling, there's no power assist on the steering. How stiff should that steering be? It's pretty hard to turn the wheel when we are trolling with the big engine shut down. I have checked the Mercruiser steering caable and it is free and well lubed. Is the steering on these setups stiff without the motor running normal or is the power assist pump shot?