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#12747834 - 05/08/18 02:38 PM Steering torque????
Fish2222 Offline

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 354
Loc: East Texas
I'm experiencing steering torque. It's not unbearable, but not slight either.
My (new to me) 150 outboard has no torque tab.
What do you guys like best.
I assume I'm not the only one.
Still learning....little at a time.
"I only catch the ones that bite"
BassCat Sabre
Suzuki EFI 150 Super Six

#12747845 - 05/08/18 02:53 PM Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222]
MMosher Offline

Registered: 12/18/17
Posts: 65
Loc: Missouri
Hydro or cable steering?
I love the smell of two stroke in the morning.

#12747870 - 05/08/18 03:07 PM Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222]
Lil joe Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 2993
Loc: lake conroe, tx
If you have cable steering go ahead and spend the money to get a hydraulic system installed if you can, you won’t regret it

#12747891 - 05/08/18 03:21 PM Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222]
angleiron Online   content
Green Horn

Registered: 01/11/18
Posts: 15
Some torque is normal, but if it is too much, then the motor is probably too high or you're overtrimming.

#12748852 - 05/09/18 08:56 AM Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222]
Ken A. Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 9568
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Installing this will cut it in half. Sea Star hydraulic steering will make a big difference but won't eliminate all steering torque. Different props all affect steering torque as well. Normally a 4 blade prop has less torque than a 3

#12749023 - 05/09/18 11:07 AM Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222]
Dug71 Offline

Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 28
Loc: Weatherford, Tx
Can you add the "torque tab" back on?
Skeeter ZX225, Yamahammer 225, Ultrex 112 52", Lowrance HDS 9T's,

#12749087 - 05/09/18 11:36 AM Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13125
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
If you have cable steering you need the torque tab.

#12749690 - 05/09/18 06:37 PM Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3362
Loc: Arlington
I just replaced my steering a couple of months ago. Hydraulic was too expensive so I went with no feedback cable and couldn't be happier. Easy steering with none of that feedback you are complaining about. If I need to let go of the steering wheel for a second, I know the boat will continue straight. I think at 150 you are probably right at that point where cable steer is still easy and cheaper. If you have the money then hydraulic. Get a torque tab.


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