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  1. Miss Rita
    05-20-2020 12:21 PM
    Miss Rita
    I call them equalizers, I suppose others call them ballasts. They are there to keep an even pressure delivered to the dash-mounted speedometers, important back in the day when boat driving in tournaments was an important skill. If you think your speedos are accurate don't worry about it. (I always check mine with GPS on my phone) If your equalizers are plugged up they can be bypassed, I doubt you would notice the difference. I know I wouldn't. FWIW, when my wife drives me skiing I always tell her to watch the tachometer, not the speedometers. Good luck!
  2. kjohnson
    05-19-2020 05:57 PM
    kjohnson
    Miss Rita I didn’t know ballasts was what they were called. So as long as my speedo are working, don’t worry about it?
  3. Miss Rita
    05-28-2015 02:39 PM
    Miss Rita
    well, I'm not sure. I removed, lubed, and replaced the rudder the fall of that year, but it was too late to try it on the water. I sold the boat the following spring (two years ago), so I never had a chance to try it out. I now have a '92 PS 205 that steers just fine.

    If the steering on the '89 remained stiff I would have replaced the steering cable; a common fix.
  4. jberenyi
    05-28-2015 09:27 AM
    jberenyi
    How did your project work out with the tight steering? I just got a 1989 Tristar 220 and you need to be an Avenger to turn the wheel to the left under power on the lake.

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  • About Miss Rita
    City
    Rapid City
    State
    SD
    Location
    Black Hills
    Gender
    male
    Team MasterCraft Member
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    Boat Owned
    1992 ProStar 205, 1991 Ski Pro
    Occupation
    physician

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