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#12359048 - 07/26/17 10:03 AM Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play
conroyz28 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 28
I have a 2016 Z21. The steering has some play in it and is driving me nuts. I called seastar and they said nitro should have put on the Pro system for that motor. They said the unit is no good a d I have to upgrade to the Pro unit. Can I order just the steering ram and slap it on. Or do I need a new helm kit as well. Here is a video of the play

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#12359051 - 07/26/17 10:05 AM Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28]
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#12359214 - 07/26/17 11:28 AM Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28]
Classic Fiberglass Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
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Loc: Denton, Texas
I cut a brass washer and made a shim on each side. Lasted at least the 2 years I had the boat
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#12359312 - 07/26/17 12:12 PM Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28]
Rick Collis Online   content
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Registered: 02/09/07
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Buy the Mercury UFLEX cylinder and be done with it. Exact replacement for your cylinder, but much beefier. Mercury part #8M0050097
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#12359625 - 07/26/17 02:49 PM Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: Rick Collis]
conroyz28 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rick Collis
Buy the Mercury UFLEX cylinder and be done with it. Exact replacement for your cylinder, but much beefier. Mercury part #8M0050097

Will everything bolt right up as far as lines and stuff

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#12359805 - 07/26/17 04:45 PM Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28]
Rick Collis Online   content
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Originally Posted By: conroyz28
[quote=Rick Collis]Buy the Mercury UFLEX cylinder and be done with it. Exact replacement for your cylinder, but much beefier. Mercury part #8M0050097

Will everything bolt right up as far as lines and stuff [/quote


Yes Sir.


Edited by Rick Collis (07/26/17 04:46 PM)
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#12360512 - 07/27/17 12:28 AM Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28]
TLW Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/06
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Loc: ft worth
i'd be talkin' to tha dealer ona boat a year old!... they know what it should be...

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#12360514 - 07/27/17 01:01 AM Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
If I recall correctly, Sea Star isn't an approved application for the 250hp - but the Pro product version is. If I remembered correctly, this is a case of the manufacturer delivering a dangerous boat because the steering is not approved for what Nitro & the dealer delivered. I'd call them up and take it take that approach after confirming that Sea Star isn't approved for 250 hp (if that belief is correct).

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