Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-02-2013, 20:07   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Auckland
Boat: LAGOON 400
Posts: 45
MAXIM (VOYAGER) 380 - EMERGENCY TILLER QUERY

Hi All,

My Maxim 380 came without an instruction manual, and I am keen to learn how the emergency tiller works. The emergency tiller itself is straight forward, and has an about 1 inch square metal end, which is clearly meant to slot into a fitting attached somewhere in the steering system. Can anyone tell me where this might be?

There is a threaded cap on the deck above the steering (one on each side) which looks like it might be relevant, but on unscrewing the cap all I can see is some hard plastic (see photo).

I'd be very grateful if someone with a similar catamaran would let me know how the emergency tiller works.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0712.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	401.9 KB
ID:	54800  
__________________

__________________
Savanna is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 21:59   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Norseman 430, Jabberwock
Posts: 691
Re: MAXIM (VOYAGER) 380 - EMERGENCY TILLER QUERY

Looks like mime except mine has a threaded hole in that plug you have uncovered. There is a threaded tool that screws into it so you can pull the plug out.
Somehow you need to get that plug out and then the tiller can be inserted.Sorry I can't be more helpful.
__________________

__________________
ggray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 22:01   #3
Registered User
 
amphibious1's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fort Pierce Florida for hurricane season then back to cruising
Boat: 1994 39 Privilege
Posts: 156
Re: MAXIM (VOYAGER) 380 - EMERGENCY TILLER QUERY

I do not know how the Maxim does it..
But every other vessel I have been around the emergency tiller mates to
the top of the rudder shaft. Take a look at the top of your rudder shaft it should
be square. Most designers do it this way so you have as few moving parts as possible.
If this picture is directly above your rudder shaft. I would think that plastic plug will come out.
Hope this helps.
__________________
amphibious1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-02-2013, 16:42   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Auckland
Boat: LAGOON 400
Posts: 45
Re: MAXIM (VOYAGER) 380 - EMERGENCY TILLER QUERY

Hi Ggray and Amphibious1,

Many thanks indeed for your useful responses. The cap in my picture is directly above the rudder shaft, so it would seem that I'm looking in the right area. I had made a somewhat timid effort to get the hard cap to come out, but it didn't seem to want to move even a millimeter. I'll now use a bit more force and see what happens. I very much like the idea of a threaded hole in the top of the plug, and maybe when I do get it out, I can get a threaded hole put in and a puller made up.

Again many thanks for your useful comments.
__________________
Savanna is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
emergency

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:06.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.