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Old 03-26-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Vetus Joystick Sticking

I am having a problem with my vetus joystick on the upper helm. It isn't covered so it is subjected to the elements. I like to always activate the bow thruster whenever I go to the boat during the winter layup. Several times now the joystick has stuck in the on position. When this happens I begin to panic and wiggle it vigorously until it frees itself and stops. Obviously this is a dangerous issue. Has anyone had this problem and been able to resolve it without buying a new controller? If so how? Thanks!!
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:18 AM   #2
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Does it look like this? I had the same problem on the upper helm. I unscrewed the outer ring, slid up the rubber boot and used CRC contact cleaner. With it off, after spraying into the base of the stick, I exercised it back and forth, then sprayed it again and let it dry. So far so good. Careful when you unscrew the base ring. The stick can drop down.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:16 PM   #3
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Larry M it is a newer version - I'm guessing about 8-9 years old.
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