Originally Posted by Naughty Cat
Fxykty. Thank you. I am not discounting anything but similarly I will work
my way down the list of causes. Weight will be last only because Catanas are know for taking a load well and I hope the wine that forced its way on board hasn't made that much difference!
How do you check the alignment of a paddlewheel. Mine slots into a sleeve with a watertight screw top - fairly standard I think. As I recall
the sleeve has guides which dictate the obwrall alignment of the wheel
unit. Is this something you need to do hauled out or are you refering to changing the alignment of the wheel
itself within its removable housing?
My paddlewheel is in an Airmar unit and the entire housing can be rotated in place just by loosening the lock nut - it helpfully shows a centreline on its top, but of course the trick is guesstimating the boat’s centreline.
The entire unit can be removed and a provided blank housing can replace it - there’s a spray of water
but not at high pressure so no worries about doing this in the water
. I take it out whenever I expect to leave the boat
for more than a week. YMMV