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Old 29-10-2008, 07:06   #1
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Canting Helm

I decided to build a canting helm to free up some space in my small cock pit while at rest.

It tilts in both directions and locks.

I looked at some other systems like taking the wheel off, folding, rotating, but this way I can use it while it’s out of the way, and I’m under way.

All the control guts run through a 3in flexible hose (you can barely see it at the bottom of the canting helm back pic) down to where its hose clamped to a nipple on the base. This avoids and seals at the pivot.
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Old 29-10-2008, 07:12   #2
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Neat idea. How does it lock? Is it a one handed thing or do you have to use both hands and fiddle?
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Old 29-10-2008, 07:26   #3
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It’s a single handed thing….Pull up on the bolt and it disengages…its weight holds it in place when it’s down.
You can see in this pic that it goes inside the SS housing catching tapered notches in the top of a fixed internal plate.
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That is a cool idea!
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Old 18-11-2008, 09:10   #5
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Thanks.
I had a look at your site/boat...you've been busy....hows it going.
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