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    found a few things that might make for a sad day on the water..

    Just a couple actually.... first thing I'm sure that the steering rod certainly needs a nut.. (3rd image)and the other things... notice how the Head of the bolt(1st/2nd image) are not seated all the way down... are they that way because that part needs to move freely ? or might they have just worked their way to present state.? I was going so sock em down but I wasn't sure... however i'm sure the steering rod need a nut... anyone know what size? this a 10MM? as I hurry off to west Marine.
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    the bolts most likely have a bushing keeping them from going down any farther... (but that's just a guess)

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    Relax...unless an 07 250 is for some reason different than a 2011..the top and bottom bolts on steering nozzle have a spacer ( look closely) on the bolts so it swivels from side to side, you can tighten up if you like but the washer never tightens up completely to the nozzle,there's always some play..good to shoot some marine lube (belray)on those spacers from time to time...2nd there's no nut on the bottom of that steering cable bolt ,you can throw one on if you like (m6) but there's more that enough bolt thread going thru the nozzle,a tightening of 10 lbs torque and blue locktite will hold it just fine..good to marine lube that swivel joint on top again from time to time..

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    I don't see anything wrong in any of the pics..

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    Yep all pics are fine, nothing to let u down their mister

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    The parts book does not show a nut on the steering cable bolt, but putting one on wouldn't hurt a thing.

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    why so sad!!! all looks perfect lol as everyone else has pointed out, surely you have been lubing this since day 1 and noticed it then. the nozzle needs bushes so as the nozzle swivles. good ole locktite holds it all in place.

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    Thanks for all of the replies! I thought I might have been lacking in my Maint skills.... I'll get me some marine lube on there shortly and continue to ride at least to the end of this month... maybe longer..
    I should have consulted my Parts book too.. thing is I moved and it might be still packed away.. but then again I could have found a diagram online somewhere...Glad the steering is nothing to worry about.. I love my UMI steering system....
    Thanks again
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