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    this weekend while installing my nozzle on the snoot. while tinkering with this, i was wondering if there isnt a better way to accomplish this steering. i think the bushing and pins is kinda hokey, not to mention a pain in the ass to install.
    Has anyone ever tried using bearings in the steering nozzle? seems like it would be a pretty easy task and would make the steering effortless, let alone less stress on the rack and cables. just wonderin if its been done

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    Plastic bushings/stainless pins are probably more reliable this application....underwater for a bit and then sitting dry for extended periods of time. There should be little or no resistance in the bushings. Any of the resistance should come from the teflon O-ring that seals the nozzle to the snoot. How hard was it to turn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    Plastic bushings/stainless pins are probably more reliable this application....underwater for a bit and then sitting dry for extended periods of time. There should be little or no resistance in the bushings. Any of the resistance should come from the teflon O-ring that seals the nozzle to the snoot. How hard was it to turn?
    its hard to turn from the cable. its hard to turn with the nozzle out. just was thinkin outside the box a little bit. its a two hand effort to get it turnin. when it was new, it was a pinky job. now I cant even drink a beer while drving the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeggo View Post
    now I cant even drink a beer while drving the boat.
    We can't have that. Gotta fix it. it should be easy to turn, start taking things apart and see what's binding.

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    greater odds cable going bad than pins binding up, un hook cable to nozzle assembly and test resistance on cable.

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