BLUF: Looking for a hand with replacing the ‘arm’ of a Simrad
feedback unit/full replacement of the unit.
I have a Simrad
feedback unit that could not withstand the tremendous weight of my fat gut contacting it the a couple of months ago when I was doing some work
on a nearby underwater light connection. I’ve worked in that ‘tight hole’ area before and was careful not to put any body part over the unit, but wasn’t careful enough this time and the ‘arm’ snapped off pretty darn close to the rotating top piece.
Yupp, stupid me. Oh well, JB weld has done a good job holding it together until this past weekend when I did a really fast wheel
spin at the helm
to avoid a ‘late seen’ crab pot. Crab pot survived, but the arm snapped at the repair
So, I went on Ebay and ordered a new arm, but when I went to scout out how to remove the old arm, I couldn’t get the ??? ‘set screw’ ??? in the middle of the arm to come loose. In fact, the ‘head’ of the screw snapped right off. Perhaps I was removing the piece incorrectly.
OK, before this drifts too far into TLDR territory, 1) Anyone have any insight into how to remove the screw/top rotating part of the unit? 2) If I decide that isn’t going to work
, and I replace the unit, can I simply cut and splice the new unit to the existing cable, or do I need to re-run the entire length?