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#12149440 - 03/20/17 01:28 PM 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2
Bassinfool Offline
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Recently I have noticed that when not on plane, my steering works well. However, when on plane I cannot turn to the left, steering wheel just keeps turning but boat does not go left. I have less than 50 hours on the motor and noticed this after the jack plate had been lowered a bit. Does anyone have any idea what my problem could be and how to repair it?

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#12149513 - 03/20/17 02:14 PM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
T Bird Offline
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What steering system do you have?

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#12149595 - 03/20/17 03:07 PM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
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To be honest with you I don't know. It is hydrolic steering. Whatever came original on the 2011 ZX 200 boats
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#12150518 - 03/21/17 06:42 AM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
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If steering problem only occurred after lowering jack plate, very possible something got overlooked during that procedure. Call your dealer/person who did work and explain issue.

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#12150530 - 03/21/17 06:52 AM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
gary purdy Offline
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That is first sign of low oil in the hydraulic helm. Will need to bleed the steering system.
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#12150853 - 03/21/17 09:41 AM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
Bassinfool Offline
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Thanks again for the advise, I believe that I will start by adding fluid to the helm. Does anyone know what the height of the motor should be on the manual jackplate? I understand most make sure the pad is level with the bottom of the boat.
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#12152579 - 03/22/17 08:44 AM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
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2 3/4" below pad. with everything level.
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#12160473 - 03/27/17 02:09 PM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
Bassinfool Offline
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Needed fluid in the steering unit, was told that it has been an issue with several Skeeter Boats that the seals are beginning to leak. If it happens again I was told to just add fluid or get the seals changed out.
Thanks for the replies.
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#12184457 - 04/05/17 11:16 AM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
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The local skeeter mechanic said there has been an issue with the hydrolic steering seals with Skeeter Boats often. Shouldn't they have done a recall and change out the seals?
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#12188992 - 04/08/17 06:58 AM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
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#12192276 - 04/10/17 03:51 PM Re: 2011 Skeeter ZX 200 w/Yamaha VMax series 2 [Re: Bassinfool]
Bassinfool Offline
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Seals to be replaced on HYDRAULIC steering.
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