What Are Some Common Problems With Outboard Boat Steering?

Common problems with outboard boat steering include steering that becomes stiff suddenly, steering that locks up completely, and steering that turns in one direction easily, but does not turn in another. When steering tube grease hardens, it stops the movement of the steering cable, resulting in steering stiffness or lockup. However, boaters often believe that the steering wheel helm is the problem. One-direction steering signals cable damage, such as when a stainless steel cable strand breaks and hangs up.