you get my sympathies. I got my cable failed today.
And it happened on mooring
!! As normal start both engines, just in case, and normally get out with 1 with single
engagement of clutch
feeling when steering
does not work. Rudders stuck to port. I was able to maneuvre just a bit with both engines in forward, but was shocked that reverse did not work at all as rudder nullified effort of propeller
Managed to eventually find emergency
tiller after we got out of mooring
field, after several attempts to somehow exit the bay and not hit anyone. No damage to our or other boats.
Went back to mooring and inspection
immediately pointed to port cable failure at the second wheel
. This is after 17k miles.
Needed 2 hours to replace with 6mm dyneema
so sail was still on. Found boat quite practical for repair.
I will now check for root cause. The other cable also looked needs replacement as well so maybe just miles.
Anyone use dyneema
as permanent replacement? I have dyneema spare but not keen to carry spare cables
Regarding L400 issues... nothing really apart from sd 50 cone clutches. I have taken them out, to give mechanic
to refresh them and now are 100%. Sub $400 fix. I try to engage as few times as possible to last as long as possible before next refresh.
Boat goes well, manage 6 kn in 10 beam reaching today on open ocean which I am quite happy with. According to lagoon
polars should be 4.2 kn.
Have not heard yet anyone to underreport polars
was consistent so wasnt dreaming. I did use new technology for sail setting though - couple of ropes to improve sail shape.