so I've decided the old steering
system on our cat has to go...
currently there is a single
hynautics ram attached above decks to the port rudder
with an aluminum
linkage bar running to starboard...
firstly there are the component problems - the plates used on the linkage were made from cheap steel
, so even after blasting, grinding and powder-coating, they are rusting again.
Also the whole setup makes the space between the sterns virtually unusable, and I would like to modify it to include a swim/dive platform at some stage, would be nice to be able to use the back tramp with out having to dodge the crossbar!
I guess what I'm after is feedback from cat owners who have twin hydraulic rams on their boats, pros and cons, and what brands to look for or avoid.
I guess I should add, that the other options seem way too difficult to engineer
- rack and pinion or push/pull cable set ups, so its either modify what is there atm, or the dual ram, below decks option...