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 Post subject: Steering noise
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:47 am 
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We have 2011/2012 AIs. Last weekend on Saturday, no issues. We start out the next day and my wife complains of noise and hard steering. I check her boat and it is making a groaning noise that seems to come from the assembly beneath the deck that the steering lever actuates.

The next weekend i go out solo on Saturday - no issues. I start out Sunday and now my boat is doing the exact same thing... odd. I can't tell if the steering is harder or if it just seems that way because of the noise.

Any ideas? Is there something that need lubricating or adjusting?

Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Steering noise
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:17 am 
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When it happened to me, it turned out to be the spring in the hull under the handle rotating until it's edge scraped when the tiller turned. I just located it by feel through the center hatch and rotated it and it stopped. Hopefully yours is as simple.

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