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Steering Winterization

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Malibudoc

What do you need to winterize on the steering mechanism besides the zurk at the rudder? Is there some cable I have to oil?

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WakeGirl

Short answer is no, it's not really possible to properly lube the cable.

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skistud1
Short answer is no, it's not really possible to properly lube the cable.

Although there is a product that is designed to lube the throttle cabe on a motorcycle.

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beef

Although not lube related, it is recommended to turn the wheel all the way to the right (at least on my boat) to make sure that the exposed components are all pulled in.

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Baddog

Turn to the right? But what if you happen to be a major NASCAR fan and/or driver? They only know how to turn to the left. Now what?

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Malibudoc
Although not lube related, it is recommended to turn the wheel all the way to the right (at least on my boat) to make sure that the exposed components are all pulled in.

never thought about that...good idea

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VinRLX

I think it's left on Malibus, BICBW. Turn it one way or the other and take a peek back there.

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88Skier
Although not lube related, it is recommended to turn the wheel all the way to the right (at least on my boat) to make sure that the exposed components are all pulled in.

never thought about that...good idea

I clean it real well with a rag and wd40 before I retract it.

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VinRLX

Um, why not marine grease? It should be in your grease gun anyway, to pump a quick shot into the rudder zerk.

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Pistol Pete

I put trailer marine bearing grease on the exposed part of the steering shaft and run it lock to lock a few times. Can't hurt anything. I also lube the throttle cables with the same stuff pulling the throttle lever all the way back and fourth.

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88Skier
Um, why not marine grease? It should be in your grease gun anyway, to pump a quick shot into the rudder zerk.

I think grease gunks it up. It likes to be clean and retracted.

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