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Old 31 March 2019, 13:26   #1
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Country: Netherlands
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Boat name: zodiac 1972
Make: zodiac
Length: 4m +
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Racing-type drum steering or mono cable?

Recently I bought a old zodiac sib from 1972, hypalon, 4.70 meter, maximum 60HP. An old race steering wheel (drum, pulley based) was included in the purchase.

I would like to buy a 50HP, four stroke, short tale for this boat. But Iím in doubt to use/restore the race steering wheel hardware or buy a new mono cable set. The main reason the restore the race steering wheel would be costs saving and to restore the boat to its former glory. But I am not a racer and maneuverability and pleasant sailing with my children is most important.

I canít find information about the pros and cons of the race steering system. Does it make sense to restore the race/cable steering mechanism with a steering bar on the back of the engine (compared to a mono cable system), or does it lead to disappointment only? What would you do?

My floor with race steering console
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Inner workings


Example race method at engine


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Example 3 (a model boat)

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