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Old 07-04-2021, 19:44   #1
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Yacht hydraulic Steering being jarred by the rudder

Hi All

I am look for some advise regarding my steering.
I have a big old Formosa 51 which I am rebuilding.... new everything.
I have had a new hydraulic steering system installed but when at anchor it is constantly being impacted by wave action on the rudder.... I think.

The rudder is large and has about 15cm sticking out of the water and with minimal wave action there is constant banging noise from the steering assembly.
Apart from the annoying noise I am concerned that is it constantly impacting the linkages plus the hydraulic mounts etc.

Any ideas how I can protect the steering from the impacts. My thought is to reduce the size of the rudder so it does not stick above the water but wondered if there was a more innovative solution?

Thanks for your help fellow cruisers.

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Old 10-04-2021, 17:50   #2
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Re: Yacht hydraulic Steering being jarred by the rudder

It may have some air in the system, have you tried bleeding it?
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