Originally Posted by dgasmd
Care to expand on your first statement above?
Regarding the second part in bold, in my mind, you simply contradicted yourself here. First you tell me it is great because it is huge and can be reach from everywhere, but then you followed it by telling me it is so freaking big it gets on your way of moving around?
BTW, I don't have any interest invested in either design. Simply asking out of curiosity. Thanks for all the points. BTW, how often does one have issues with cables
breaking on the wheel
arrangement that one breaking is such a serious issue? I mean, in a 10-15 year old production boat like a beneteau
, or jenneau.
Can't help with the three brands mentioned, but being quite familiar with one other production brand, Bavaria
, I can say, that we have no cables
there at all, only a solid thick pushrod, so no breaking issues expected there. Wait.. there is a vertical chain between wheel
axle and bottom sprockets, but that one is well oversized for the job, so likely not what you asked..
As for the big wheel 'contradiction' I understand, that btrayfors meant two different use scenarios - during sailing (easy to reach) and in port (obstacle in a cockpit). In fact he clearly states so in his post.