Dan..not really..each wheel has a blue line for out turn and a yellow for return. The Blues go outside and by puuling on blues only I know the boat turns outside, by pulling yellows it turns inside..If I grab a blue and a yellow I know which one to pull for direction, and also for adjustment when tensioning.I take it the two color of the lines are for the two different wheels you have on the boat???
John, I don't have an emergency tiller, no need to, the quadrant has a big access door as you can see from the photos..I just opened the door and that's what you see. The system is so simple and is so accessible from any place, from the wheels to the quandrant, that even in an emergency you can steer simply rotating the quadrant with your hands or feet, and sit on the edge of the compartment. It's right there.Giu,
That is an impressive piece of hardware. Very nice!
How do you attach your emergency tiller?
Also, the white and yellow cables that attach at the rudder stock through bolt, what is their purpose? Are they a detente?
Very pretty colors, and likely quite a weight savings. Though they're not likely to suffer much from UV degradation, are you looking forward to checking them for chafe and flex-stress breakage each watch?
Sway, the tightening bolts rotate freely...You hold them with a screw driver thru the hole and tighten the dyneema with the nut on the other side..can't have any simpler and better..Is the quadrant collar intentionally split around the rudder stock or has it cracked? What's to keep it from splitting further? I'd have dog-eared those mounting flanges for the steering cables so that, if necessary, the securing bolts could be tightened without removal of the steering cables. Nice piece of work that.
The auto pilot is on the stbd wheel, its an ST wheel pilot..light and simple..these wheels turn in the water, sailing as lightly as a dinghy rudder...really...that was the smaller pilot I could but...don't come any smaller.Very pretty. Looks more maintenance friendly that it's metal counterparts. But.. in the unlikely event both helm positions are rendered inoperative where do you stick the e-tiller? And how in the world do you mount an autopilot drive to that thang???
Giu - very interesting. One question, how are the dyneema lines spliced to the steering chain in the pedestal?Inside the wheel columns there is a sprocket and a motorcycle chain, that attach to the dyneema lines. even if that fails, there is a second channel to rig the system all with dyneema.