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Folks,

For motors that have remote (steering wheel) steering... do you have a friction control as well? Or is the friction removed?

I am working on the new setup tonight and any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks, Andrew


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Andrew,

None of the boats I've ever had used a friction device when set up for remote operation. I can't see any reason it would be needed for a remote setup.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA. ,,,,,, "As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats." Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Thank you very much Dave... I could only see using it during trailer travel.

I don't know much about these things, I appreciate the input.

I removed the friction last night - in order to fit the hydraulic steering gizmo. You're confirming that my instincts were right.

-- and thanks again for those photo site link instructions.

A>


From CT

http://snowgooseconstruction.blogspot.com/
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I have a Lowe roughneck w/ a 50hp johnson. Standard teleflex steering.

I wish that thing had a friction do dad. On the Goliath I can set my course, let go of the wheel, and she keeps on going without a problem. That Lowe, well that damn thing almost sent me in the water one day when I let go of the wheel. I'm sure there something I'm overlooking, but I never run the Lowe anymore so it's not an issue for me.

-D
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Dave,

Have you adjusted the trim tab to eliminate pull? That little doohicky can make a lot of difference...

Charlie
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Never did anything to adjust it, but that makes total sense.

Will look at it net time I run her.

-D
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as in Bankes Goliath? Cool.


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Yep, a Bankes Goliath has turned out to be about the best boat I could have hoped for for the hunting and fishing I do. I've had it from 10" to 10 fathoms with woodies and teal to black tip sharks.

Steering is great too!;-)

-D
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Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA. ,,,,,, "As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats." Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging