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Old 12 November 2013, 06:27   #1
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Its not the tach cable, so what is it?

Please forgive my ignorance, there is a square drive cable coming from the steering wheel which has broken, any ideas what it is? The steering is hydraulic and works fine. Ta
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I think a picture would help .
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Usually, the only cables (talking steel cable in a sheath) are for steering, and a combo gears and throttle. They don't go to the steering wheel though; they end up at the control box.

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Please forgive my ignorance, there is a square drive cable coming from the steering wheel which has broken, any ideas what it is? The steering is hydraulic and works fine. Ta
An old cable that someone's left in?
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It's not a feedback cable which would of originally indicated the outboard/rudder angle on some sort of indication gauge like the one shown below is it?

Does it turn as you turn the steering wheel?

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It's not a feedback cable which would of originally indicated the outboard/rudder angle on some sort of indication gauge like the one shown below is it?

I think the anchor man has hit the nail on the head...... I bet someone does an NMEA sensior that connects to it.
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I wonder. With hydraulic steering, you don't get a simple 1:1 steering input/output; the wheel position drifts (which is why most hydraulic steering systems have Destroyer or other non-position-oriented wheels.) I would think that any indicator would have to be driven from a sensor on the motor, rather than the helm. And if that's the case, there's no reason for the cable to go to the helm - it would go directly to the gauge.

If it were NMEA, it would have electrical wiring rather than a cable (unless they liked complicating things more than normal.)

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The NMEA thing was a guess - it would need some form of physical connection unless bult into the assembly.

But yes, I do agree a rudder angle sensor is usally (and more usefully) attatched to the rudder, but if it's not that, then what is it????

I have no time to crawl the net at the mo, but would the manual maybe tell us? Whose steering is it? - I know Teleflex keep a lot of their books of words online.....
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thanks for the feedback, I will further investigate and poss put a piccy up.
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