Steering cable question

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david.claassen
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Steering cable question

After much faffing about with engineers, I ordered a replacement cable from BWY. I finally got it installed. It was not as bad as I had imagined.

One question though. The old cable was off the boat when I picked it up. Regarding the large coupling nut that fits onto a bracket fixed to the hull...how many threads should be showing? Does that nut thread on all the way? I did not want to force it any further without checking.

I t is great to one more be seaworthy!

David

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David Claassen

"Logan's Run"

2006 26M

rick.jones
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Hi David

Hi David

I think you can expect a fair bit of thread to remain showing. I suspect the depth of nut may vary somewhat between different cables, and the bracket would have been made with a generous amount of thread to handle any cable.

So long as the nut runs smoothly onto the threads for a few turns, then it's not crossed, so when it hits the limit that's as far as it will go. It just needs to be tightened firmly enough so it won't work loose, but not excessively. If memory serves, those nuts are often aluminium, and can split if over-tightened.

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Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

david.claassen
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Rick,

Rick,

This goes along with my thinking. It is in aluminum nut. I’ll just keep an eye on it.

Hope you had a great holiday season!

David

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David Claassen

"Logan's Run"

2006 26M