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Old 29-03-2014, 15:23   #76
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Re: Autopilot Linear Cylinder is made by Lecomble & Schmitt

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Yes you can drop the ruder in the water. I have done it on a couple fp's. The rudder will be buoyant so tie a spare anchor around it to help pull it down. Remove all the steering arm and related parts from the top and pull it out. .

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Jay,

I am glad you can remove the Mahe rudder when in the water. I new the foam core would hold it up in place, but using the weight of an anchor makes since and is a great idea.

Have you replaced rudder bearings this way?
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Old 29-03-2014, 19:31   #77
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Re: Autopilot Linear Cylinder is made by Lecomble & Schmitt

Does anyone have contact information on a US supplier of JP3 bearings Ive sent several emails to JP3 in france with no reply.
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Old 30-03-2014, 14:29   #78
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Re: Rudders - Steering

In this attached pdf you can contact this company in Newport,RI. for JP3 bearings

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Re: Autopilot Linear Cylinder is made by Lecomble & Schmitt

I contacted David Loughborough about rudder bearings but in his search for which ones fit the Mahe he hasn't found our The Mahe on his list does anyone have a part number or size number for our jp3 bearings or any idea of how to get one. Ive tried several emails and calls to fountaine pajot without much help and I dont have any contact info on us dealers.
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Re: Autopilot Linear Cylinder is made by Lecomble & Schmitt

Good news i got responses from both fountaine pajot and ps3 usa with pricing on the bearings. Suprising to me was that fountaine pajot sells the bearings for less than half of what usa sells them for. Aprox. $200 us dollars for the psir vs over $200 for each individually plus shipping and Vat
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Re: Autopilot Linear Cylinder is made by Lecomble & Schmitt

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Good news i got responses from both fountaine pajot and ps3 usa with pricing on the bearings. Suprising to me was that fountaine pajot sells the bearings for less than half of what usa sells them for. Aprox. $200 us dollars for the psir vs over $200 for each individually plus shipping and Vat
Please post what sizes they are for anyone else that may need them.
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Re: Autopilot Linear Cylinder is made by Lecomble & Schmitt

Sizes below

JP3 confirm bearings as 10.14.04 and 10.13.03, both at 34mm ID.

With kind regards,

David Loughborough,
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JP3USA.

USA jp3
10.14.04- $228.90
10.13.03-$268.80
50% deposit on order, 50% due on completion.
Does not include S&H, 6% duty.

You can get them from FP.
If you just need the ball bearings the set for one side(one lower and one upper bearing) is our ref 1040392 and is priced 145€ exvat
If you need the complete bearing + housing the upper one is 1046979 and is priced 176€exvat, the lower one is our ref 1046981 and priced 212€ exvat
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USA JP3 Rudder Bearing
10.14.04- $228.90
10.13.03-$268.80

Which JP3 Rudder Bearing is the bottom ?
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Anyone who has replaced rudder bearings How do you remove bottom bearing from rudder assembly?
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Re: Rudders - Steering

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Just went out on our first sail of the season, and the steering was very tight. Felt very hard to turn wheel. We weren't going far, so anchored up no worries, and dove underneath expecting to find growth that was interfering with rudders, there was none!
We had anti-foulded 7 months earlier, and during the wet season, the boat was in a river that was mostly fresh water, so no growth but a small amount of slime. Amazing and wonderful however, we need to figure out what the issue is with the rudders, and steering. Is there something that needs greased or some maintenance done that we are not aware of. The Mahe is 2010, been in the water just over a year.
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I had the same, no growth on the hull but full of small barnacles inside the tube that jammed the rudder. Had to take it out and clean up, no need to do anything with the bearings.
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Emergency Tiller

Here's a few pictures of the Mahe emergency tiller.

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Re: Rudders - Steering

WHERE exactly is the quadrant located on the Mahe? I've been all over both engine rooms and can't find it.
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WHERE exactly is the quadrant located on the Mahe? I've been all over both engine rooms and can't find it.
You do not have a quadrant on a Mahe 36. You have tiller arms connected to the rudder post in front of both of your engines.

Here is a picture of your port rudder post and the tiller are at the top.
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Re: Rudders - Steering

Understood. What I don't see is how the helm is connected to the tiller arms, unless it's on the starboard engine side. I had the helm 'teleflex' unit replaced in Tortola due to what I thought was excessive play (about a quarter helm turn), but the play is still there. I did see some nylon bearings where the tiller arms are joined (via nut/bolt) to a bar between them (so both rudders turn at once) which could be replaced or bolstered to minimize play there, but was hoping for another adjustment that could minimize play.
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What I don't see is how the helm is connected to the tiller arms, unless it's on the starboard engine side.


The helm ”Teleflex” cable is connected to the tiller arm in the Starboard engine room.
In these pictures it’s the cable and bar just below the large rudder tube that connects both rudders together.
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