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    I am looking to replace my steering setup. It now has some kind of rotary and lock to lock is about 1 1/4 turn. Its stiff and to sensitive. What are the pros and cons between the rotary and rack setups. I have a mini day cruiser so I am not looking for something to sporty, just smooth and precision. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate3d View Post
    I am looking to replace my steering setup. It now has some kind of rotary and lock to lock is about 1 1/4 turn. Its stiff and to sensitive. What are the pros and cons between the rotary and rack setups. I have a mini day cruiser so I am not looking for something to sporty, just smooth and precision. Thanks
    Cable stiffness both out of the water and underway could be the cable itself beginning to bind inside its jacket from wear and corrosion , less likely that the binding is in the actual helm, it (the terminal cable shaft ) could also be binding at the hull steer tube due to misalignment or even due to an overtightened steer tube bushing , worn steer nozzle bushings and or a nozzle seal ring . Rotary systems tend to provide better fitment with limited space in some hulls and dashes , rack systems take a bit more lateral space under the dash but are superior for jet applications IMO in providing positive steering. Steering difficulties only underway is likely another subject ..Tom

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