Apologies if this has been covered, but I didn't see a thread about my particular problem. I simply can't say enough good stuff about my autopilot
, but when I'm manual, there is A LOT of slop. To test this out, while docked, and the rudders in a fully straightened position, when I turn the wheel
it takes a quarter of a turn before the tiller budges. Same thing going the opposite direction. Is this normal? If so, I don't like it. I heard all new Helia's are being equipped with hydraulic steering
. I suppose that would fix the problem, but might be expensive. Is there a manual work around?