Auto Steering Arm Movement Range

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Fanie, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    On an auto steering arm, what should the movement range be ? 300mm ?

    How much force is expected on this arm... 20 kg's ?
     
  2. Guest62110524

    Guest62110524 Previous Member

    depends on your boat speed, rudder size, rudder balence, tiller arm length,
    working backwards(which is no help) you would need, a pressure gauge in line, ram size and cyl size
    from there you would know how much force was needed to shift rudder

    shorten tiller arm , smaller distance travelled by ram, and more force needed
    all the companies that market these things, give you all you need know, they just need rudder size boat type, max speed
     
  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I'm referring to an electro mechanical auto steering

    What is required that will work on most sailing boats ? Some of the ones you can buy looks very flimsy to me.
     
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