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The steering on my Yamaha 50TLR outboard motor is very stiff.

What can I do to make it easier to steer?

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Would need to know a little more about what kind of boat you have. No all setups are the same. – Russell Steen Jul 3 '12 at 17:40
I added my specific motor – Homer Jul 5 '12 at 14:03
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Russell's comment is very valid, however the first things to look at in any case:

  • If the outboard is moved by cable from a steering wheel, check every cable guide and the bearings in the steering wheel. All should be lubricated, without rust and freely moving.
  • The bearings on the outboard pivot should also be lubricated and freely moving

All those should be easy to check individually.

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