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Steering torque???? #12747834
05/08/18 07:38 PM
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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.


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Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222] #12747845
05/08/18 07:53 PM
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Hydro or cable steering?


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Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222] #12747870
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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

Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222] #12747891
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Some torque is normal, but if it is too much, then the motor is probably too high or you're overtrimming.

Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222] #12748852
05/09/18 01:56 PM
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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

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Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222] #12749023
05/09/18 04:07 PM
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Can you add the "torque tab" back on?

Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222] #12749087
05/09/18 04:36 PM
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If you have cable steering you need the torque tab.

Re: Steering torque???? [Re: Fish2222] #12749690
05/09/18 11:37 PM
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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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