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Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play #12359048
07/26/17 03:03 PM
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conroyz28 Offline OP
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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

Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28] #12359051
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Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28] #12359214
07/26/17 04:28 PM
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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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Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28] #12359312
07/26/17 05:12 PM
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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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Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: Rick Collis] #12359625
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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

Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28] #12359805
07/26/17 09:45 PM
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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.

Last edited by Rick Collis; 07/26/17 09:46 PM.

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Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28] #12360512
07/27/17 05:28 AM
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ft worth
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i'd be talkin' to tha dealer ona boat a year old!... they know what it should be...

Re: Opti Max Pro XS 250 steering play [Re: conroyz28] #12360514
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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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