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Old 11-08-2016, 17:48   #1
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Edson Steering System

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I have a lifeboat with an edson push pull cable/wiring steering system with an edson pedestal with 2 levels and compass in the middle. I would like to covert this to hydralic as the pressure is too great with this cable wire system. What does it take to do this, and where do I get the parts? I cant find much online except

Edson Helm Steering Pedestal System with Hydraulic Steering System which seems to be what I would need

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Old 11-08-2016, 17:51   #2
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Get a bigger steering wheel.
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Edson has the best customer support in the business. Call them.


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Get a bigger steering wheel.
dont have room for that
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:12   #6
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Re: Edson Steering System

Gave them a call, simply said sorry i cant help we dont do hydralic steering.

Anyone know how to convert like above? or know of a similar pedestal system that does have hydraulic steering?
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Re: Edson Steering System

Before burning through the cash to convert it, are you sure the Edson is working right?

Is it happening all the time? Only under sail?

You do not state the type of boat u have. That may help also.


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Re: Edson Steering System

26' lifeboat with a huge rudder, the wheel isnt very big due to room issues around the post so the leverage is half of what it would normally be. Its a motorboat so I do not need the 'feel' of the wheel
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You could put a bigger quadrant on the rudder shaft. Be advised it will screw up all the pulley alignments.
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Re: Edson Steering System

Looks like they coupled a standard hydraulic helm with a sprocket to the Edson pedastel, added brackets, hoses and a ram. A bit of coin unless used...

Might be easier to add a double purchase with wire rope blocks...

Just a thought...

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