I recently opened the service hatch on the starboard side in the cockpit locker of my 605. As you may know, in the compartment behind this hatch runs o.a. the mechanical steering cable that starts at the helm in the cabin, and continues to the outboard engine at the back of the boat.
I noticed that this steering cable is not running in a straight line, but contains a huge, 360 degree loop. The loop measures a circumference of no less than 140cm...
I'm wondering if this loop is the correct way to install this cable, instead of a straight line. My steering wheel turns heavy, it's quite possible this loop could be the cause of this problem.
I've heard of loops in steering cables near the outboard, to enable better tilting/turning. This loop is in the middle of the cable: only explanation I can think of is that the loop merely serves to (force) fit a too long cable
I understand the steering cable has been pre-installed in the factory.