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post #2 of Old 10-14-2011
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I have a 81 hunter 27 and last week slipped the chain off the bronze gear in the stearing. This left us to get home using the emergency tiller. The failure was due to the rudder stop on the large sheave having worn a groove through the fiberglased board it is supposed to come to rest against, (thus not stopping) and allowing the chain with attached cable to ride up and off the gear. Fix with 1/4" SS plate about 2-1/2" x 15" bolted to the forward side of the stop board.
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