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|Author||Topic: Steering Storage|
posted 01-27-2002 07:25 PM ET (US)
I took the Montauk out for a spin today. The lake is low. Lots of red mud. Everyone calls it Georgia Red Clay. I read in the newspaper that the soil has a high iron content and that's what makes it red.
My boat has Teleflex (No Feedback Helm SH 4910 single) steering. It dawned on me today that if I turn the steering wheel hard left the piston would be retracted during storage.
I realize that this is very nit-picky. It seems to me that if the piston is retracted, there is less chance for corrosion. Yes, it does have grease on it.
posted 01-28-2002 07:25 AM ET (US)
Have always done that. During trailering too. Keeps the shaft protected from dirt.
posted 01-28-2002 07:40 AM ET (US)
I use to think that was a good idea but I've found that the clevis end of the shaft has a crimp. This crimp is more susceptible to rust and freezing in place. If the shaft rusts in place in the fully retracted position, good luck getting it unfrozen.
posted 01-28-2002 08:26 AM ET (US)
Same as bdb. I always have it in hard left.
posted 01-28-2002 08:37 AM ET (US)
yes!..and ditto. it gives you a better chance to correct the problem of sticking with only a "sharp tap from a hide mallet"!...reminds me,i better go check it right now...lm
posted 01-28-2002 04:28 PM ET (US)
I retract mine but keep the "crimp" out after it got stuck one time....also the nut that fits on there with a zirc is a godsend well worth the $20 bucks keeps everything lubed! Mine has not stuck since I installed it!
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