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Old 06-10-2003, 09:17 AM
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Anyone ran one of these yet. It's a pretty clean set up. We are looking at one of these setups for the new 29' Open Extreme. HP500/ITS/Sportmaster. Wardey
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I recently heard that to do any maintenance on the steering you had to pull the motor.
Im not sure if thats true or not.
They are nice and clean looking though.
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Do a search on this. A sonic 26' onwer in NY is having bellows issues.

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I have the ITS on my boat and have not had any issues. The boat is a 2002 29' Shockwave that is a year old with just over 100 hrs.
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the gimbal is a stronger on a ITS....get the 525, not the 500.
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No problems yet on my Pantera 22 hours and counting
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No problems here at 60 hrs. Very clean on the transom. Full hydraulic to the helm steering works well.
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I recently heard that to do any maintenance on the steering you had to pull the motor.
Im not sure if thats true or not.
They are nice and clean looking though.
That does not sound good! Can anyone confirm? If true, I'd avoid it like the plague - my boating time is limited enough! No need to pull motors to mess with regular maintenance!
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I do not know a lot about the issues. I just know what was said here on the board. The Sonic owner is going thru drive bellows; as supposedly he is trimming it to far. Overall, I have seen they are the hot ticket!
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No problems yet on my Pantera 22 hours and counting

So you finally got enough hours on it to finish the break in period
........and now its ready for a new owner???
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