sprocket and chain hydraulic steering
desperate for some advice. We are refitting our ketch and the manager has developed this steering idea and built a pedestal to fit.
The idea is that a sprocket and chain runs from the wheel inside the pedestal to the hydraulic pump at the cockpit floor and then the hydraulic steering system begins.
Has anyone heard of this before? I know it is on the other boat he refitted and appears to be working.
The next question is the size of sprocket and chain. Edson state that they don't make sprockets and chains to match a hydraulic steering system. This means we are stuck trying to work out what we need… the other boat has not kept records.
ANy ideas out there.
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