Yesterday while sailing in the Gulf our steering
line to the rudders broke! We have a 43' FP Belize
and amazingly they used rope
for the steering
line! Anyway it snapped at the first pulley right under the helm
while we were under sail in 13 knot
winds and the "washing machine" waves of the Gulf. It was a challenge getting that sorted out!
My question is regarding the replacement of the "rope" with cable. After pulling and removing various obstructions for a view of the system, it appears to be very simple, just a bunch of pulleys, connectors, and the dreaded rope
. Would it be feasible to just replace the rope with cable, using the same pulley system?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.