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Old 10-02-2011, 17:31   #16
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I wonder, if since it's discontinued, and no longer available from Raymarine. If these new replacement belts aren't exactly to the original specs. Hence, a little tight.

Page 12 strangely won't load for me, but I'm pretty sure I have it in the loosest position. With the wheel/cam in all the way, there should be the least amount of tension on the belt. Also, with how easily the ring and plate FINALLY went together, I'm pretty sure I have it right.
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Old 10-02-2011, 17:58   #17
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I wonder, if since it's discontinued, and no longer available from Raymarine. If these new replacement belts aren't exactly to the original specs. Hence, a little tight.

Page 12 strangely won't load for me, but I'm pretty sure I have it in the loosest position. With the wheel/cam in all the way, there should be the least amount of tension on the belt. Also, with how easily the ring and plate FINALLY went together, I'm pretty sure I have it right.

Well..................

Heat it and stretch it.
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Old 10-02-2011, 18:01   #18
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Some of the belts sold on ebay and elsewhere are very stiff. They are the right size, but so stiff that they cause problems.

The adjusting cam should rotate about 300 degrees. It does not go full circle.

Put the wheel completely back together. Looking at the BACK of the wheel, adjust the cam full counterclockwise. If you hold the clutch lever in about half way, you will see the lever move as you rotate the cam adjuster.

If you need a good belt, send a PM.
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And the answer is much more simple than we all thought. Silicone spray! And instantly, I have 1 finger steering again.
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And the answer is much more simple than we all thought. Silicone spray! And instantly, I have 1 finger steering again.

That is great............but I don't get it. Tight is tight. Spray doesn't loosen an over tight belt.

But hey..............if it works it works.
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Unless it wasn't REALLY tight, but mainly just friction that made it seem extra tight.
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