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Originally Posted by bjung View Post
I am having to tighten the steeringcables on my 31 about every 500nm. I have checked the cableclamps for slippage, and made sure the adjusting nuts on the eyebolts at the steering quadrant (the idler pulleys are not adjustable on this 31) are extratight, but keep getting play after a while. This play is also overworking the autopilot.
Am I missing something? I cannot believe that the steeringcable could possibly be stretching that much!?
How often do you have to tighten your cables?
Bernd
PSC 31 #83
As risk of stating the obvious, have you tried to replace your old cables?

Assuming they are stainless steel cables, the amount of stretching should
be a fraction of an inch, which I'm guess you've long ago exceeded.
Tom
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