Drum Steering ???

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Drum Steering ???

Postby kwoffa » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 pm

finally getting round to putting my boat back together,seem to be a bit stuck with the cable and drum steering...the cables run down one side of the boat onto a quadrant and there is some spring arrangment that catches on my rear seat board,i can move the spring arrangment to a better safer position..with not to many problems but cannot work out how to wind cable around the steering drum..all help would be apreciated...TIA Mel.
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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby Rapier » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:41 am

This may help. Wind the cable (to come off the top of the drum, as per the pic) - make sure it works the right way ( ;) then duct tape it, so there is no splippage while you're setting it up. The spring helps negate backlash and I use a small rigging screw to tension it all up.
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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby solitaire » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:42 pm

You can also use the search facility. top right. :thumbsup: search on cable steering wire rope steering or drum steering. So much stuff on this subject over the years. I have always found it very useful
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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby kwoffa » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:31 pm

apreciate the help...Thank You.
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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby kwoffa » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:37 pm

However.. my drum does not have a slot in it and the cables run down one side..
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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby Woodwych » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:20 pm

Hi
Mine didn't have a slot either but there will be a hole to allow the cable to get between the two sections before you start winding the cable different ways in each. Quite a few youtube videos out there to help and as Solitaire said the term to search for is 'cable and pulley steering'
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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby kwoffa » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:50 pm

Chaps this id driving me mad...i have tried alsorts of ways with no success!
So i have two cables running around a quadrant,,, which run up to the helm forming a loop,my drum has no slot but does have a sort of hole thing,so are you saying that if i put the actual drum in the middle of the loop,so that the hole catches my cable,then wind one way then the other it should work??? i have searched i can only find ....cables going down each side...not one side...i am sorry if i am being stupid..but thats how i feel...
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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby Woodwych » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:34 pm

Give us a photo to help

You must start with the drum. Thread the cable through the hole to the mid point of the cable.Then wind the cable different ways round each of the 2 sections on the drum. Picture which way you want the cable to pull the outboard as the steering wheel turns the drum. Then run the cable ends back through the boat. Often one cable goes down each side but sometimes- like I think you have -they will go down the same side then get routed at the stern to attach to different sides of the outboard.

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Re: Drum Steering ???

Postby kwoffa » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:21 pm

Afterlooking and reading lots of articles about my type of steering only to find that most are completely different to mine as mentioned in my earlier posts my cables go down one side of the boat then attach to a quadrant,anyway somehow i have managed to sort it out and is now working great,,,thanks a lot for all the input,,like most things patience was the key !
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