Need a design for mounting steering cylinder

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Tharayman, Jun 30, 2021.

  1. Tharayman
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    Tharayman Junior Member

    20234D93-7568-4D19-9662-437F2F331448.jpeg E6B7DCC1-F246-4D43-A046-6C67691FC09D.jpeg 607DDE99-A8E8-4196-BF8D-8286D77999EC.jpeg So, my old steering cylinder from 1986 is leaking. Also the rudder is moved way to easily by the sea, so I am suspecting internal leakage.

    I got two of these nice brass, «looks like new» cylinders for 3000 nok. Problem is they did not come with any device for mounting them. I am thinking I could make a metal plate with a piece of stainless axle for the cylinder to sit on. But it could still potentialy jump off, as nothing will be clamping it down…

    have anyone seen a good pre-made design for sale?
     
  2. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    Pipe clamp? They make heavy ones called riser clamps that have long ears that could be bent to mount flat.
    The mount must be rigid.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    They are mounted to the square end with a bracket that allows the ram to pivot. Steering rams will bind if the mount is rigid.
     
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  4. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    Gonzo, you are totally correct, I should have gone into more detail!
    Google search turns up mountains of information on mounting for steering rams.
     
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