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Re: Steering Problem
Thanks Billy. Indeed, I haven't taken it all apart yet. I've removed the brake knob, the wheel nut and wheel, then took out the four screws on the front plate that I assume holds in the front bearing. The plate was sealed with an excellent white adhesive that I hope is not 5200, so I haven't removed it yet. Is the braking mechanism behind that front plate?
Also, I'm wondering if we may have slightly different versions of the Constellation steering? In that wonderful Whitlock manual, the squared off pedestal shown in unnamed figure 1.2 is closer to the general look of mine. My drive sprocket is in the middle of the shaft on a keyed area. Yet 1.2 doesn't show the key for the sprocket but a pin.
BTW, I've called Lewmar and sent them a description. They may end up providing some useful info, but I'm all for any first hand accounts I can get!
2000 Beneteau 331
Northern Chesapeake Bay
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