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Mercury Power Steering Pump -- Fuse Issue

dyze Member Posts: 12
Just took delivery of new SD 2690.  Absolutely beautiful boat! 

Unfortunately, the power steering failed on our third voyage.  After making it safely to port (which was a bit harrowing due to wind conditions) the dealer had a mechanic on the boat within two hours.  Diagnosis:  Blown 50 Amp Fuse. Turns out the Mercury power steering system requires an 80 Amp Fuse, shown in both the Mercury Service Manual and recent Service Bulletins.  After replacing the fuse, the system seems to be running properly.  

Just an FYI in case others have similar troubles.