Help! Castoldi Jet calibration! + steering.
having taken receipt of my boat back from the yard, with new engine, jet controls and solanoids, I was merrilly sea trialling the new set up yesterday.
I was very happy with the vessels performance whilst traversing from Calshot to Yarmouth.
Now, on the return trip, as I was coming in to moor up, the jet became non-responsive to the helm, flitting from one direction to another with request from the controls.
Managed to get her recovered but was informed that the new unit may have blown or (hopefully) the jet just needs calibrating with the aid of an allen key on the jet directional thimble.
Can anyone shed some light on the calibrating part? was told by one person to do this whilst the engine was off, but then another person told me to do it whilst the engine is on, always turning the allen key clockwise until jet bucket complies with helm.
Also noticed that the steering was heavy than previously experienced, checked oil in the helm and that was full, as was the reservoir.
Can anyone help with these two queries?
I know Lansing Marine are the specialists based down in Brighton but I would find it near on impossible to get the vessel down there on my current funds for them to have a butchers.
A boat is not truly yours until you start fixing the things that you have personally broken.