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Old 02-15-2005, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by BADKACHINA
I see you are buying a new on with two motors, nice choice. You'll be buying two rams for sure, minght as well go full hydraulic as well. See you at the lake this summer.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:40 AM
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Imco single-ram/single engine on last boat. Worked great, but did once rupture an outside transom line. Easy fix.

Marine Machine dual-ram/twin engine on current boat, and quite happy with it. I do wish I a steering system that always returned to a "center" position though. (Not automatic-return like a car, but so the wheel always turns back to the same spot when centered.)
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Old 02-15-2005, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by sutphen30
i am too and i know what you drives me friggen nuts.
i've been thinking of getting a quick release steering wheel then every time i go out i can quickly readjust it straight.its on my long list of things to do.
Because hydraulic fluid moves around in the system, you will almost never see the wheel in the "correct" position when you're going straight ahead. It just the nature of the beast.
Guys have been griping about that since hydraulic steering was invented and as far as I know there are no "cures" for this without compromising the reliability of the system.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:54 AM
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ON the IMCO full hydraulic system you simply take the wheel to the stops (whil;e counting the turns) and hold it. The pressure relief valve opens; you count the turns back to center: and voila! wheel is centered.

The wheels cget out of alignment due to the pounding they take and the relief valve is constanly opening a tad bit eventually causing the alignment to get out of whack...
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:30 PM
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I don't buy any IMCO products, heard alot of bad stuff about them like not backing their warranties
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