We love our new Endeavour
cat 30. The biggest gripe is the steering
is stiff, very stiff, and the throw or range is very limited due to the outboard
having only 10" or so of travel total, or from its centered position it can only move about 5" in either direction. In going through the entire steering
system. I found that the bearings in the outboard's vertical steering tube is stiff and no amount of lubricating will fix it. I injected lube etc etc and it is most likely beyond repair. I have also discovered that with the outboard
disconnected from internal port rudder
arm, I can now steer the rudders more then the original 10 degrees , all the way to damn near 65 degrees in either direction and quite easily.
Here is my question....
I can very easily lock my outboard in the centered position.
If I do this and how will steering under power be effected?
The rudders move much more so maybe the steering will actually be better? Don't some outboard powered cats (PDQ's?
) have stationary outboards?
Looking forward to some thoughts or facts!