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Old 27-01-2008, 14:22   #16
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Back in the mid 1990's we lived down in North Otago and visited Christchurch often, frequently calling in to Boat NZ. I still have a 1995 catalogue of theirs from back then which I have kept because it is so well illustrated.

When I saw Seafox mention Edson I recalled that spares were listed in that old catalogue and followed it up. Back in 1995 the same part was $35.85 so maybe Seafox could tell them he was ordering from the 1995 catalogue .
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Old 29-01-2008, 19:30   #17
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hey Alan,
dealing with a guy there called Alister.
You will have to send Andy an email

Always good to get 1995 prices midlandone
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Hey foxy, why dont you get a pair machined up in stainless, once ...and be done with it. I bet it would still work out way cheaper than ed$on !!
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Old 29-01-2008, 21:58   #19
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I still have a 1995 catalogue of theirs from back then which I have kept because it is so well illustrated.
I have one of the very first catalogues ever printed by them. It's facinating to look through it as see prices way back then. It's all in pounds and pence etc. I tell ya what though, if we think todays prices for gear are a rip, you should see what they had to pay waay back then.
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That piece of crap broke on my steering too. I didn't even touch it . We put the boat on the hard an I only moved a rudder little bit side to side and all of a sudden it went slack . Opened the steering quadrant compartment and couldn't believe it . Those crappy parts simply fall apart and the cable pins fell of the quadrant ,no steering . I was kind relived because day before we were sailing across Tampa Bay in those narrow channels.
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I have bought five of them from the Edson rep here for $45 each. (one as a spare). Going to replace them all as well as the steering cable in the off season. In the meantime I am going to use a modified Hansen plumbing part for one of the quadrant bulkhead conduit ends. At least I can keep my eye on it there.
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Hey foxy, why dont you get a pair machined up in stainless, once ...and be done with it. I bet it would still work out way cheaper than ed$on !!
Thought about that. Will do that when the new genuine parts crap out.
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That piece of crap broke on my steering too. I didn't even touch it . We put the boat on the hard an I only moved a rudder little bit side to side and all of a sudden it went slack . Opened the steering quadrant compartment and couldn't believe it . Those crappy parts simply fall apart and the cable pins fell of the quadrant ,no steering . I was kind relived because day before we were sailing across Tampa Bay in those narrow channels.
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They say that they are designed for the aircraft industry and are supposed to be good for 600,000 cycles:

"comes from the aircraft industry and has been successfully tested to 600,000 cycles without failure."

Did you replace them with the same parts or make your own?
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from the Edson rep here for $45 each.
Huh! are you referring to the $160. from the chandlery part??
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successfully tested to 600,000 cycles without failure."
maybe they take very same part and sell it to the marine trade, AFTER it has done the 600,000 cycles.
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Edson quoted me the wrong sized part At $145plus gst each initially. It was the next size up! After I read the post from Midlandone I went to the NZboat site and found the part for $53.52. I emailed the Edson rep back and was quoted $45each for the correct size. Still a bloody rip off but I held my breath and ordered five of them.

Meantime I found 3 out of 4 of them have broken in my boat!

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maybe they take very same part and sell it to the marine trade, AFTER it has done the 600,000 cycles.
Now that makes sense. I bet thats what I am buying
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Edson US price $98.00.
NZ price $160!
Defender in the US sells them for <$20 USD

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|7504|906014|314189&id=812347
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Postage to NZ is what kills buying stuff from the US. Most things are cheaper than their postage!
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