Catamaran Steering Systems

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by SPJ yachts, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. SPJ yachts
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    SPJ yachts Junior Member

    I posted a thread some time ago re Catamaran Steering systems.
    Here are some pics of the system installed in a Wilderness 1320
    Sorry about the delay, the interest has been such that i have not had the time to get to this before now.
    Thanks for your patiance

    SPJ Yachts
     

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  2. bax
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    Hello SPJ,
    Can you provide any more info on how the setup in these pictures interfaces with the rest of the system?
     
  3. Trevlyns
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    Yeah! Still can't figure out how it works.
     

  4. SPJ yachts
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    Hi guys,
    Basicly the system works using cables from a steering station/s via a cenrtal mounted unit (as pictured) then to rudder quadrtants or stock arms using push pull cables.
    This is no rocket sience ,
    However finding the right componentry and of the correct material is the key and also to intergrate an autopilot into the system that doesn't put any load on the system when manual steering.
    The leverage from the steering head using this system will give (depending on the set up) 1 (one ) turn lock to lock with almost full positive feed back.
    Effort /leverage will depend on wheel size.
    The test bost has 48" wheels and is extreamly light with max load on rudder blades (out of water)

    Final testing will be carried out in a few weeks.
    The systen will be available as a kit and suit most applications
    It can fitted during construction or retro fitted (depending on the application).
    My web site will be up and running SOON.
    until then contact is
    spjyachts@willpat.com.au
    or here

    SPJ Yachts
     
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