Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 04 June 2008, 06:21   #1
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Nemanda
Make: Aluminium
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp Tohatsu
MMSI: 235065639
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 869
Steering

Hello,

I'm new to this forum and new to working on RIBs and wonder of you can help?

I've recently bought a Humber that's in need of some TLC. Work is progressing, e.g hull painted, new floor covering down, engine service, and the old console removed, and that's where I've hit a problem.

In taking the old console off I attempted to remove the steering. All went well until I got to the worm drive when this happened, please see photos.

The new console is now down and glassed in. It looks like I will have to cut a large enough hole in it to pass the drive through, and that will only be if you think that I can get the alloy repaired, could I glue it, weld it, or is this just broke now and needs another?

Thanks very much for any help you can offer
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	03062008(001).jpg
Views:	132
Size:	66.4 KB
ID:	35165   Click image for larger version

Name:	03062008.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	71.3 KB
ID:	35166  
__________________

__________________
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 June 2008, 07:09   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,194
your only option is !!!go and get a new one, Try Rib shop in southampton,
__________________

__________________
matt h is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04 June 2008, 08:21   #3
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Nemanda
Make: Aluminium
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp Tohatsu
MMSI: 235065639
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 869
Ok Thanks

Isn't it always the way when you hope for a magic something your first instinct was right, when its broke, its broke

Thanks
__________________
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 June 2008, 09:50   #4
Member
 
Andy JC's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Honwave T35AE
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18hp
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by neil.mccrirrick View Post
It looks like I will have to cut a large enough hole in it to pass the drive through
Could you cut a large square hole in the front or side of the new console to feed a replacement cable and helm through, when your done use an inpection hatch to cover the hole?
__________________
Andy JC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 June 2008, 10:43   #5
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Nemanda
Make: Aluminium
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp Tohatsu
MMSI: 235065639
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 869
Excellent Idea

Great idea, thanks
__________________
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 June 2008, 13:54   #6
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Do you know what make and model your steering is?

I have a teleflex cable steering that came off a previous boat in storage in the garage. The helm and cable suitable for a 5.5m RIB.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2008, 08:30   #7
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Nemanda
Make: Aluminium
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140hp Tohatsu
MMSI: 235065639
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 869
Make

I know its ultraflex, the diameter of the housing is 6 inches, can't find any more detail anywhere, but then it is old :-)
__________________

__________________
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.