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post #51 of Old 10-20-2007
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I have broken 4 Edson armatures on my hydraulic Raymarine autopilot. I'm not sure whether the problem was the installation (steering beyond the rudder stop) or the strength of the hydraulic ram but I have reduced the steerage angle to avoid hitting the rudder stops and have installed an Edson "mark 2" armature that has been "beefed-up". Wish me luck on my trip to Tortloa. I will carry a spare armature. Also be sure to blow th carbon out of the brush ports as it will build up and stop the hydraulic pump.
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