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Old 23-07-2013, 10:22   #1
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Question about survey comment on steering cables

Ok, I asked my surveyor to articulate what he meant on the following survey recommendation but I am being dense...

"FASTENING OF SHEAVES AND CABLES: Well secured, except, eye bolts on quadrant secured to nuts either side; this can cause fatigue breakage."

How else does one attach a steering cable?
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Old 23-07-2013, 10:46   #2
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Re: Question about survey comment on steering cables

does that mean that there are nut on both the front and back of the eye bolts? I could see that being a problem is the eyebolts needed to articulate a litte. The quadrant design may have been intending double nutting the bolts on the backside.
but this is just a guess.
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Old 23-07-2013, 10:50   #3
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Re: Question about survey comment on steering cables

I think you are right... although allowing them to "work" in the hole seems like a BS way to do things.. maybe it's typical?
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Re: Question about survey comment on steering cables

ok that makes sense. When I get back to the boat I will sqeeeeeze myself under the deck and double check.
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Re: Question about survey comment on steering cables

this year I dropped the rudder... the eyebolts were attached using a single nyloc nut and a washer.. ie..no nuts on the eye side of the eyebolt
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