Tighten up the steering lines on the Outback and you can just turn it and it will stay there while you pedal, never had that problem that i needed to always have a hand on the steering .
Yeah, I never had the problem with the pre-2012 models. Read back a bit and you will see that your message does not say what year Outback you have and why that is very
important. Yes, I could go straight for a long time in my older Outback (but I am repeating myself, right?). And my steering lines are tight and even rubbing against the hull in the back (just noticed that - so may be another problem with the newer Outbacks).