If the power steering system cannot be corrected on
board, proceed at a reduced speed. The boat will be
steerable, but with increased effort. Return the boat to
your Four Winns® dealer as soon as possible to correct
the power steering system.
hydraulic hoses to flow and activate the hydraulic cylin-
der causing the outboard to turn. See Figure G2.
If equipped with power steering, check the fluid
level in the reservoir periodically. Low power
steering fluid levels may increase steering diffi-
After the first two hours of running time, check
the entire steering system for loose bolts, nuts
Figure G2: Hydraulic Steering
Upon commissioning the boat, it is necessary to purge
thesystemofair. ThisisperformedbyyourFour Winns®
dealer during pre-delivery service. Should steering diffi-
culty increase with time, it is possible additional bleeding
of the system is required. See your Four Winns® dealer
for assistance. This and other adjustments on power
steering units are critical and should be performed only
by a qualified service technician.
When storing equipment in the engine compart-
ment, be sure to avoid contact with the steering
cable. Cables may become kinked or damaged
and may increase steering effort.
Most Four Winns® boats equipped with stern drives are
equipped with power steering. This is a “power assist”
system and can greatly reduce steering effort required.
If equipped with the hydraulic system, a slight
clicking sound may be heard as the wheel is
turned. This sound is the opening and closing
of valves in the helm unit; this is normal.
DO NOT force the steering unit to either ex-
treme. This can place undue strain on the unit
and can lead to hydraulic line or seal failure.
G - 2 PROPELLER TORQUE
It is important that the power steering fluid be maintained
to the proper level. If equipped with a power steering
unit, please consult the engine manual for additional in-
formation. The engine manual is included in the owner’s
The propeller rotation of a single engine installation will
exert a directional force on the steering system. This
can cause the steering to be harder in one direction than
the other, and is called propeller torque. If this occurs,
adjust the drive or outboard’s trim tab (when applicable).
Refer to the engine manual, included in the owner’s
packet, for information on adjusting the trim tab.
For additional information, refer to the steering manu-
facturer’s literature included with this manual. Also, re-
fer to the section on Steering in your engine manual.
Propeller torque can also cause the boat to wander (not
follow a straight line) when operated at low speeds. This
condition is normal and can be corrected only by increas-
ing engine rpm. Wind, water currents and play in steer-
ing components can cause equivalent effects.
D. Hydraulic Steering
The hydraulic steering system is comprised of the helm
pump and reservoir, hydraulic hoses, and the hydraulic
cylinder. The helm assembly acts as a pump to move
the oil through the system. In many aspects this type of
steering is similar to the mechanical system. Instead of
activating a cable, turning of the helm causes fluid in the
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