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Old 07-05-2014, 16:38   #1
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Bluenose II Issues

Seems the new Bluenose is having some steering issues.

Bluenose II may be hauled out of water for repairs - Nova Scotia - CBC News
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:04   #2
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Thats too bad, and more so that it is over budget and a financial mess. I say that because it will prob not see the required repairs in the future because this was so messed up. I have been proud that the Nova Scotia government did this whole rebuild . I think its fantastic that they considered this to be a worthy use of their tax dollars in these times.
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Great project, but they had to know the work was going to go over budget, it ALWAYS does.
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Re: Bluenose II Issues

Looks like they put in a hydrulic steering system. They say they have a manual hydrulic pump as a back up. I'm skeptical of that working.

Bluenose II steering system ready for sea tests after delays - Nova Scotia - CBC News
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Re: Bluenose II Issues

hpeer That looks like a Teleflex "manual" hydraulic helm pump that the steering heel is mounted on.Very common & reliable. However,a backup is required in the event of failure.
Small boats can get away with a squared top rudderstock & an emergency "tiller" handle that fits on the stock.However,that would never work on a vessel this size.
I noticed what looks like a jog lever mounted beside the helm pump.You can see it thru the wheel spokes. I suspect the jog lever operates an electro-hydraulic (autopilot) type pump. Quite likely,she has an autopilot also.
There was a website where I followed the build from the keel up & was very informative.They went with a steel rudder for longevity& it was a perfect copy of the wooden original.However,the rudder is huge,&,in steel,extremely heavy.The original steering mechanism was a worm gear between the wheel shaft & rudderstock.Even with the large diameter steering wheel,the rudder couldn't be turned,when under engine power.
There hasn't been much detail released to public,since this design error was discovered at original sea trials.
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It's just hard for me to imagine a manual pump creating enough force in enough time to be effective in any kind of weather.
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For starters, they put the wheel on backwards.
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Bluenose II is foundering in a sea of waste and squabbles - The Globe and Mail

Government was involved.
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Ha! That's the way a wheel goes on a Canadian schooner.
Made it more comfy to check on the Americans trailing behind! LOL
I couldn't let that pass.
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Thats too bad, and more so that it is over budget and a financial mess. I say that because it will prob not see the required repairs in the future because this was so messed up. I have been proud that the Nova Scotia government did this whole rebuild . I think its fantastic that they considered this to be a worthy use of their tax dollars in these times.
Don't worry about the money . . . just print some more like us Americans do!
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