Hello Fellow Sailors:
While sailing in the Chesapeake yesterday I had a steering
jam up which made both wheels extremely hard to turn. They felt like a truck without power steering
. The wind
was blowing at about 15 to 18 knots. I figured I had a steering cable malfunction
so I rolled up both sails
and motored in the last 6 miles. When I hit the dock
the steering seemed fine. I checked all the cables
and found them to be ok. Both wheels turned easily. I have a diver going down to check the rudder
just to be safe.
Has anyone ever had a malfunction
in the hydraulic cylinder that is actuated by the auto pilot? How tight should the cables
Thanks for the help.