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Wheel, tiller and autopilots
northerncat
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Post by northerncat » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:02 pm

what method are people out there loing at for hooking up there steering to there rudders, im trying to look into this area and i quite like the idea of using the solid rod that they use for small outboard powered runabouts

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Trevor
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Post by Trevor » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:20 pm

I am using the morse cable setup as Peter did on Take it Easy. This seems a simple method but I still have to connect to the console. I hope to do this soon.



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Smooth Cruiser
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Post by Smooth Cruiser » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:11 pm

Tillers

puremajek
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Post by puremajek » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:21 pm

900mm steering wheel, to cog, to spectra rope through 4 sheaves to rear 'tiller connection bar' and stowed emergency hand tiller as back-up.
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44c
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Post by 44c » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:11 am

Going Hydrive hydraulic. Easy install, as many steering stations as i want (or can afford, at the moment I am actually considering 3) you can get decent hydraulic autopilots for reasonable money, it all fits for me.

madaz
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Post by madaz » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:13 am

Is there an easy answer to getting a 1" straight shaft wheel onto the 3/4 tapered teleflex shaft? i have got a 1" bush but then the plastic bezel cover doesnt fit over.



Everything I thouch at the moment is turning to SH#T.

puremajek
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Post by puremajek » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:50 am

Madaz



I feel your agro. We went through exactly the same. Our simple resolve, traded all the bits back in for a refund (except the wheel and shaft) – got a welder and welded the shaft to the wheel. Done



Now we just slide the wheel/shaft assembly into the bearings, lock with a key and two grub screws. No nuts, bushes, bits of plastic, not even a washer. Best of all, its straight and works a treat.
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madaz
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Post by madaz » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:54 am

i'm getting to the point where walking down to the shed with a box of matches is sounding very appealing.... :twisted:

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Post by Jim » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:03 am

There is an adaptor in the BLA book for the straight/taper bits. I have one but it difficult to get the wheel tight.

Jim.

puremajek
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Post by puremajek » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:11 am

Palm the little one of to the in-laws, grab the wife, couple bottles of good Tassie red and go and stay a few nights in the Hobart Casino. The 'Bird Cage' has a great pianist at the moment by the name of Greg Andrew. Very easy listening :wink:
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