Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on “Aloha” SM72
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That is exactly the information that I was looking for! Thanks so much for your help in reposting this. I have added this to my permanent Amel files under “Steering System" for future reference.
Bill, I also caught your recent helpful comment about the need to check fasteners in the steering system for tightness in another thread on coupling bolts. I will be going through the whole steering system just in case some or all of the play that I am noticing might be due to loose fasteners rather than the need for an adjustment in the cable. I have found that doing preemptive maintenance generally tends to work better for me than to wait for a failure. Besides the fact that I can often improve the performance of a system, I also get a chance to learn how things are put together and perhaps notice other items that need attention on the boat. Sometimes I will find seized fasteners or perhaps even break something in the process of making an adjustement which can cause a temporary new problem but I much prefer to encounter these little speed bumps in Port with access to more resources!