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    Steering cable

    Hi guys- haven't posted in a while but still flogging the 'ol 780 and she's runnin good. But we were out this w/e and I got quite a surprise; the steering cable outer sheath broke right where it attaches to the transom! this was at about 45-50 mph coming up on a hard left hand turn and, the boat didnt turn. First reaction-when it dont turn punch it! This just accelerated my inevitable contact with the approaching bank. Shoulda just bailed off but chit was happening fast. Rode it out; hit the bank; drew some blood but to my amazement didnt go over the bars.
    All this to say us guys riding Polaris skis are riding older stuff(mines a 96). Never gave my steering cable a second thought. I ride in salt alot and since the cable where it exits the transom is covered by this accordion looking boot, it had corroded away with out my noticing it. Might want to peek at yours if you ride salt water.
    BTW- anybody got a steering cable for a SLT hull?


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    sbt has new steering cables now or i'm sure Zig has a good one

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    Glad you were OK Buddy.How far up the bank did you end up?

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    Well it was fairly steep and the boat ended up about 30 degrees. Didnt hurt the hull at all. These hulls are tough! Got the cable from SBT. Thanks Lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBCaprice View Post
    Well it was fairly steep and the boat ended up about 30 degrees. Didnt hurt the hull at all. These hulls are tough! Got the cable from SBT. Thanks Lugs.
    Cool there suppose to be pretty good i heard

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