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    so i have installed an energizer kit on my jacuzzi YJ. i have installed a place diverter on that. place diverter fits berk and american turbine. mine is american turbine now, with a jacuzzi YJ transom plate. i told the place i bought the diverter from, what it was for. they sent me the diverter with a berk style steering arm. called them and said this is not going to work. the tech guy said i was supposed to have been given the dominator style steering arm. with the dominator style i can turn left(maybe) but not right. the pictures are taken with the transom tube loose. i know this is all a mod, jacuzzi, american turbine, to berk, with a little dominator.

    wich way is the right way to do this??

    the people i have been talking to abviously dont know.
    my steering tube comes out too far away from all steering arms i have(now).
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    if i get this right they just sent you the wrong part? If so are they going to send the correct part? if so it seems like a simple mistake and i would think who ever you bought it from will make right on it.. may just cost you a little shipping.. nothing to get twisted about. IMHO.
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    The steering will work better with the arm for the AT or Wj Place applications vs the Berkeley style you have It appears that your steer tube bushing is old and Hard , you could make this current set up work better as is if that was replaced Tom
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    looking at those pics i notice just how dirty my jet is...
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    the one in the pictures is the dominator one that was sent to me to correct my problem. the berk one is about an inch tighter to the bowl. this one is better but still cant work.

    i have both steering arms.

    is there another steering arm that will work??
    or am i supposed to have an adapter that no one i have talked to knows about???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    The steering will work better with the arm for the AT or Wj Place applications vs the Berkeley style you have It appears that your steer tube bushing is old and Hard , you could make this current set up work better as is if that was replaced Tom
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    Correction, upon further review of you pictures, you have the AT/Jacuzzi Style Steering Arm. That is the correct arm for this application. I still believe a good "live" steer tube bushing would greatly improve this situation.
    heres a example of an "energizer" combos from recent work more if you need them Tom

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    the one in my hand is the AT, berk one(i was told fits american tubine, and berk)
    the one behind it, mounted, is the dominator one that is supposed to fix my problem.

    as for the bushing on the tube?? mine has two bigger rubber washers, with about 4 or 5 smaller rubber washers that go inside the transom plate, two big nuts and metal washers on either side.
    the way it has always been was completely solid, no movement at all.
    the steering cable moved straight in and out....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1975sleekcraft View Post
    as for the bushing on the tube?? mine has two bigger rubber washers, with about 4 or 5 smaller rubber washers that go inside the transom plate, two big nuts and metal washers on either side.
    the way it has always been was completely solid, no movement at all.
    the steering cable moved straight in and out....

    First and foremost you came here with a problem and ask for information ,advice and help ,just trying to do that The Steer tube is not designed to be tight and was never designed to use a group/mixture of metal and rubber washers and "be completely solid" ergo my earlier advice . the steer tube bushing has to allow for a small amount of side to side movement and align properly to work properly and as designed Good luck Tom
    This bushing with the original 2 washers is how it was designed !

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    here is what mine looks like. this is the first time i have had this out. looks like the previous owner must have rigged it up. worked good with my yj. looks like i need the right bushing for starters,
    thanx Tom
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