Rudder Links

FOR OPTIMUM LIGHT WEATHER PERFORMANCE:

Use ball bearing blocks (cheek or swivel) with a minimum sheave diameter of 45mm. It is advantageous if cheek blocks are secured to the decks. Then, route 7mm diameter, flexible, non-stretch lines to wheel / tiller.

Rudder
Rudder

Wheel Steering

It is essential that the lines run squarely off the wheel, using either swivel or cheek ball bearing blocks. These should also run squarely to the Neptune power arm.

Select Wheel Size

230 mm dia – For vessels with approx 3.5 turns lock to lock
310 mm dia – For vessels with approx 2.5 turns lock to lock
350 mm dia – For vessels with approx 1.5 turns lock to lock
440 mm dia – For vessels with approx 1.2 turns lock to lock

For installations, where a small movement of the wheel does not significantly alter the ship’s course, it is recommended that a wheel, one size smaller than those recommended above, is selected.

Wheel
Wheel
Wheel
Wheel
Wheel
Wheel
Wheel
Wheel

Tiller Steering

Although not as critical, for best performance, it is also preferable for the lines to run square off. They should also run squarely to the Neptune power arm.

Tiller Steering
Tiller Steering
Tiller Steering
Tiller Steering
Tiller Steering
Tiller Steering
Tiller Steering
Tiller Steering

A. Angle Mount with Fairlead Bracket

Aluminium
Aluminium
Aluminium
Aluminium

B. Stainless Boss Fairlead

Stainless
Stainless
Stainless
Stainless

C. Adjustable mount with Fairleads

Adjustable mount
Adjustable mount

D. Pushpit Outriggers

Pushpit Outriggers
Pushpit Outriggers
Pushpit Outriggers
Control lines may be routed out of the way.