|i have read somewhere about pulling out the steering cable and lubricating it, instead of replacing the whole housing & everything. can't find the thread now... |
i really have two questions: what kind of lube to use, and what precautions to take so i can get it back thru the housing?
|I don't know what kind of boat you are talking about and I honestly don't remember the lube I used. It did not work for me. I had to replace the cable on my '93 Nautique last year.|
I'd go ahead and replace it. Cables are not prohibitively expensive and you will be stoked that you did!
|There is a thread from 11-11-02 called "hard to steer". They did exactly what you described and it worked. They used lithium grease.|
|I had a cable that was completely frozen. I took it out of the boat, installed a zerk at the rudder, greased the heck out of it, and it was like new after. Personally I feel all cables should have a zerk installed. If you do replace the cable consider upgrading to a Morse cable. It will be double the money and double the thickness and quality. If I ever replace a cable again I will install a zerk fitting before installing it.|
|What is a "zerk" and where do you get them?|
|zerks are the little grease gun fittings found on your trailer bearings, rudder, car's susp & steering, etc. |
Peter- what kind of grease? same marine stuff you put in your trailer bearings?
|Are they same as regular grease fittings? Are they Stainless steel?|