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Old 16 August 2012, 14:41   #11
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Well, it would have worked with the shorter link arm, but the degree of steerage to port would be restricted. But then, I'm sure you knew that.
I just saw the funny side of stating the obvious .. ... now go and enjoy your beer .. and remeber,.. if the whole can wont fit into your glass .. get a bigger glass
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Old 16 August 2012, 15:07   #12
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I just saw the funny side of stating the obvious .. ... now go and enjoy your beer .. and remeber,.. if the whole can wont fit into your glass .. get a bigger glass
Beer, on a school day?
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Old 16 August 2012, 15:33   #13
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Beer, on a school day?
Doctors orders Well I have a medicinal excuse tonight anyway... having stabbed myself in the finger with a hidden bit of wooden kebab skewer on a job, realising it was close to some trodden dog shite
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Old 16 August 2012, 17:39   #14
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Old 13 September 2012, 16:49   #15
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Searching through posts to try find out my steering problem i found this thread & its exactly what im experiencing. What i now need to know is how do i find out or calculate what drag arm is really needed????? The engine is a yamaha 90hp autolube
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Turn the wheel as far as it will go one way and then with the pencil mark on the steering rod where it disappears into the threaded tube that runs through the saddle bolt, then turn the wheel all the other way and then mark the steering arm again in its new position. Measure the distance between the two marks and place a mark on the steering rod in the centre of the two marks. Move the steering wheel until the centre mark is exactly lined up with the end of the thread bar. Then place the engine in its centre position, measure the distance between the hole on the engine and the hole on the steering arm in its centre position and that's the length of the steering arm between centres. Hope this helps.
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Turn the steering all the way to port until the cable comes to the end of its movement. Turn the engine all the way to port and measure the distance from the centre of the hole in the steering cable to the hole where the drag link connects to the outboard. This is the effective length of the drag link rod for full steerage to port.
Next, turn the motor all the way to starboard and turn the steering to starboard until you achieve the same measurement on this side. If you can achieve this measurement without any obstructions getting in the way, then you need a drag link rod of the length you measured. If you aren't able to get this measurement on the starboard turn, then you'll need to compromise the length of the rod, which will unfortunately give you less steerage than the motor is capable of.
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Bear in mind that you have a small amount of movement at the tilt tube, by adjusting the nuts on each end. This can help you get equal steerage in each direction.
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Cheers guys will meeasure this 1st thing in morning then hopefully i will find out if its right length
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or for "engine hard to Stbd (i.e turning to port) remember a bent one can avoid the problem above.
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