Originally Posted by jamie mac
Thanks great info i am maybe less concerned about the 3.5 turns than the heavy steering.
The question is, has it always been this way or is it something new?
I don't know about your boat, but on mine, I would check to see that the packing nut on the rudder shaft is not too tight. At some point I would look to see if the rudder is binding for some reason. In other words, figure out if the problem is with the rudder or the hydraulic system. Then you'll know where to troubleshoot.