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Old 07-09-2011, 19:31   #31
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Re: Helm Station

Alex,

Nice Garmin install.

Not to chance the subject, but their are two black buttons in your photo to the right.

Are those what I think they are. Electric Winchs?
If so, boy are you living large. WOW
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Old 07-09-2011, 19:48   #32
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Re: Helm Station

yes they are. fairly convenient I must say. one electric winch has been installed by FP when ordering. Participates in making single handling a possibility :-)
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Old 29-07-2012, 16:08   #33
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Here is a picture of my helm station.
I added the gps garmin. I will put my loch back (above the wheel)
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Old 29-07-2012, 16:48   #34
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Nice Garmin install. Also have to get me the leather wheel cover, very nice work.
Was very nice meeting you in Newport. Enjoy Nantucket
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Old 11-09-2012, 22:17   #35
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Re: Helm Station

Were getting ready to leave in a few weeks for the 1300 nm trip from Darwin to Cairns, but coming here earlier this year, I was plagued with an aching back from the helm seat. As the trip involves traveling through so much unsurveyed areas, it's absolutely necessary to keep watch all the time. So we modified and improved the helm seat. Photos below. Inbetween the seats in a catch box. We were able to attach bimini bar right to the new seats without modification, as before it was attached to the helm seat.
All up cost here in Darwin was $400 (Im sure costs would be less everywhere else in the world), total time working on this was less than 8 hours.

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Old 11-09-2012, 22:35   #36
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Here is a picture of my helm station.
I added the gps garmin. I will put my loch back (above the wheel)
I already have a furono chart plotter at the helm but its position is not really user friendly so I ' added" a back up via an iPad 2 with Navionic software , works a treat for us . The bracket is from Tallon NZ and is powered up with 12v with a USB port to charge the iPad when pugged in
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:02   #37
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steering wheel "wobble"

My steering wheel has been getting increasingly "wobbly". I am not at the boat but the maintenance crew found that the wobble isn't in the attachment to the bulkhead (its never that easy is it?). The wobble seems to be coming from the steering head itself...in two areas, the wheel shaft bearings and the gearbox moves on its mount. Has anyone else had this trouble? The original parts were made by Morse who I hear was absorbed by Teleflex and the Morse parts are no longer available. Hopefully Teleflex parts are compatible but havent had a chance to contact their service dept yet. Again, has anyone had this problem and does the diagnosis of needing a new helm station gearhead seem correct? I will get down to the boat in a day or two to confirm all this but hoped someone else had had the same problem with some advice.
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Old 12-10-2012, 13:08   #38
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My steering wheel has been getting increasingly "wobbly". I am not at the boat but the maintenance crew found that the wobble isn't in the attachment to the bulkhead (its never that easy is it?). The wobble seems to be coming from the steering head itself...in two areas, the wheel shaft bearings and the gearbox moves on its mount. Has anyone else had this trouble? The original parts were made by Morse who I hear was absorbed by Teleflex and the Morse parts are no longer available. Hopefully Teleflex parts are compatible but havent had a chance to contact their service dept yet. Again, has anyone had this problem and does the diagnosis of needing a new helm station gearhead seem correct? I will get down to the boat in a day or two to confirm all this but hoped someone else had had the same problem with some advice.
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Old 12-10-2012, 23:14   #39
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Well the person who did an initial eval of the problem said it was a morse helm. As I said I haven't been able to get down to the boat yet but will certainly check the make and model!
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Re: Helm Station

I am interested in what you find out about these issues. I have had a sloppy helm for some time which I tracked down to play between the cable and the fitting that terminates it at the rudder. All the Morse/teleflex agents I could find said there was no missing collar or suchlike but there was 10mm of play!! Eventually I made up a nylon sleeve which I fitted (between the cap nut and tube). It is much better but you still get some play which apparently is the gap between the inner and outer cable allowing movement on the curves. The fewer curves the less play! It is a pity hydraulic systems don't give any feedback or I would convert it.

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Mahe's does anyone have the measurements of the steering wheel, i know the standard size is 20 in. I am not at the boat for a while and trying to get dimensions for a cover and if the shape is the newer d style or oval style for the Evolution, Thanks in advance.
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Mahe's does anyone have the measurements of the steering wheel, i know the standard size is 20 in. I am not at the boat for a while and trying to get dimensions for a cover and if the shape is the newer d style or oval style for the Evolution, Thanks in advance.
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