I have a 2012 Lipari
and am about to replace my steering
system for the second time. First failure occurred when she arrived from France
. My dealer replaced it and I didn't ask enough questions. Now, 2.5 short years later she is going again. Wheel
is not turning smoothly and is catching/locking up.
also has a lot of play in it. Related?
FP also left the bushing off where the rod enters the tube. Related? (CF came through with the answer to that)
While I'm bitching about steering
and rudders, has any one else had problems with the rudders slipping in the collars? Finally had them drilled and through bolted to eliminate the problem. I paid for that but am I wrong to think that FP should be doing that?
I am relatively new to boat ownership
. I understand that things break on boats and you are going to spend a lot of money
to keep them going. My frustration is a complete lack of communication from the folks at FP. They don't respond to my dealer and they don't respond to me. I gave them a whole lot of money
and would expect some effort to keep me happy.
This is the first post in this category so maybe it's me.
If you have had the problems or even better, have some solutions, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for listening. I feel better already
S/V Irish Rover