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    Any one have steering sticking problems issues on new Element XL?
    Last edited by ksanders; 11-08-2017, 11:51 PM.

    #2
    "Schop" post=828108 wrote:
    Any one have steering sticking problems issues on new Element XL?
    "Sticking," or "stiff?" Mine can be a bit stiff sometimes, but not unmanageably so; it is not unusual for the teleflex cable system, and the small steering wheel doesn't help. I greased it up a bit (at the engine) when new, and it is loosening up a bit with time. 60 hours thus far....

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      #3
      Under speed on plane or just putting around? I find the steering sensitivity on the element to be very trim related. If you hit the right trim it turns easily at speed. If you are off by a bit, the steering gets noticeably harder. It's a fine line between easy steering and prop cavitation.

      When just putting around...yeah...it takes a little muscle but I knew it didn't have power steering when I bought it.

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        #4
        "metz123" post=828152 wrote:
        Under speed on plane or just putting around? I find the steering sensitivity on the element to be very trim related. If you hit the right trim it turns easily at speed. If you are off by a bit, the steering gets noticeably harder. It's a fine line between easy steering and prop cavitation.

        When just putting around...yeah...it takes a little muscle but I knew it didn't have power steering when I bought it.
        I agree with him.

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          #5
          Bayliner stepped up to the plate and replaced the steering cable under warranty.

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          • MoonBayKeyLargo
            MoonBayKeyLargo commented
            Editing a comment
            My element xl only 2 years old and steering cable and throttle cable had to be replaced--$1200 (Bayliner wouldn't cover under my extended warranty Gold - 115HP). My trim kept acting up, finally removed the delimiter and working fine. My last boat lasted 20 years with few issues, this one not so good.

          #6
          OB's can benefit from an aftermarket "upgrade"
          The Steersman steering guard helps keep the cable lubed and the water out at the tilt tube area.
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
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          (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
          Misc. projects thread
          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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