‘89 Ski Brendella stiff steering

Hey guys- just picked up an ‘89 Ski Brendella. She runs like a top but has super stiff steering. I am not a boat veteran and don’t know much but I’m learning. I disconnected the rudder steering cable from the rudder and the rudder moves freely but steering is still super tight. Is there any way to grease/lube the cable or should I just look at replacing it? Looking to ball on a budget for this restoration project but I get sometimes forking out cash for new parts is worth avoiding the headache. Thanks in advance for helping a newb out. Stoked to be part of the small brendella crew!


  • eyepeelereyepeeler Posts: 234 Baller
    Great steering on a boat is essential...time for a new steering cable.
    Matt Dillon
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 2,212 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Replacing steering cable is a regular maintenance item. No way to lubricate. Discount inboard marine is an excellent source for parts. www.skidim.com
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 1,048 Crazy Baller
    Yep- do it now and you’re good for years to come. It’s an easy job.
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