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Old 21 November 2005, 10:34   #11
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....... and on a lorry/bus very large
and a RIB
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Old 21 November 2005, 11:08   #12
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and a RIB

Why is the lock so bad on a Rib? With hydraulic steering there is no need - 2 turns lock to lock no probs!!!
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Old 21 November 2005, 11:57   #13
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Why is the lock so bad on a Rib? With hydraulic steering there is no need - 2 turns lock to lock no probs!!!
Cos it is displacement and not power steering you’ve got a big piston/small piston hydraulic set-up, like a jack, so lots of turns moves a heave load a short way. To reduce the number of turns you need to power the system, complicated and expensive for a one off set-up. I keep meaning to look at the MG electric steering to see if that could be useful. Des
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Old 21 November 2005, 13:00   #14
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The big Humbers I drive commercially are equipped with steering knobs, and they are hugely useful when maneuvring the boat at slow speeds. However, they do have a habit of catching kill cords, which can be rather embarassing at higher speeds. Imagine the asotnishment on my 12 passengers faces when we slowed from 40 knots to nothing in about 3 seconds flat!
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Old 21 November 2005, 19:47   #15
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Fitted one anyway and tried it out yesterday!
Loved it
The ramps are always busy at the weekend and very crowded.So mooring between two boats was always a 'frantic'to and fro or having to result in springing in.
The knob makes lock to lock so easy ;especially with hydraulic steering; and made the whole process much easier.
Does get in the way a little when bouncing over waves and hanging on as normal to the wheel;but in all ,well worth it.

Knob was the one made by Edson with two sets of Delrin ball races and was smooth and solid.
No issue with kill cords as wear that around the knee
cheers Dal
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