Started my spring list today.

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Doc O Rock, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Doc O Rock

    Doc O Rock Member GOLD Sponsor

    160
    Mar 23, 2016
    Great Lakes
    1999 380 Sundancer
    twin 7.4 Merc
  2. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    I have never replace steering fluid or heard of anyone else doing it. Is it a maintenance requirement?
     
  3. Doc O Rock

    Doc O Rock Member GOLD Sponsor

    160
    Mar 23, 2016
    Great Lakes
    1999 380 Sundancer
    twin 7.4 Merc
    Any hydraulic system needs to be flushed and since mine is 19 years old,,
     
  4. CNYBoater

    CNYBoater New Member

    28
    Aug 14, 2017
    1994 200 Overnighter, Single Axle Easy Load'r Galvanized Trailer, 2009 Chevy Trailblazer
    Single 1994 Mercury Black Max V135 O/B
    When I purchased my 200OVOB last year the steering was very loose, at least 1/4 turn either direction. I flushed, filled and bled the hydraulic system and the steering is nice and tight now. My 24 year old SeaStar II helm doesn't have any issues now.
    A little difficult to fill at the helm and bleed at the outboard single handed but this is definitely going to be a spring maintenance for me. Especially since I'm in Central New York where the temperatures can really fluctuate in winter.
     

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