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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:32 pm 
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I'm hanging a single Palm Beach style rudder on my boat. Should I attach the steering cable in front of the pivot point or behind? why?

On top of the rudder or the bottom? why?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:43 pm 
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Cable goes in front of the pivot to give you better throw or travel of the rudder. Doesn't matter if it is at the top or bottom with proper design......


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:49 pm 
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either top or bottom will work but if you get into really think stuff on a normally basis I prefer the top . There is a chance the cable can get hung up every now and then if on the bottom (really think stuff only)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:58 pm 
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This rudder was previously on a GFC boat, yeah, it's that old, big oval sticker still on it. It was attached behind and at the bottom. I knew they were screwed up........


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:09 pm 
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it would work back there but not as good plus your at a greater risk to hang that cable on a stump or limb if its behind the pivot point IMHO

also remember when you mount it that the farther forward you go the move throw you need in your cable between where I have mine and a inch or two back towards the pivot point is the best location . you can also use threaded eyes for your pivot points that will allow you to tilt the rudder in if you like dropping off banks that little extra is nice sometimes

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:29 am 
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remember front or rear of pivot on rudder changes top or bottom of pivot on stick if u chnge it at rudder u gotta change it at stick this is my steering what do yall think ??? its jbs steering


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:02 am 
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That's one swank bel-crank !

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:05 am 
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looks fancy, how much clearance do you have with your prop

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:26 am 
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Not having run one, but being a mechanic and fabricator of a few things and one good eye, I have an opinion to express.
The old palm beach style linkage straight to triangle mounted on rudder will give more leverage, about 12 inches to pivot point, the most ya can get with a cable is 8 inches from pivot point.
To take full advantage of the big rudder, I think you need the old style leverage to do it.
You allready know the difference between a 12 inch pull handle and a 8 inch wrench.
The only advantage of cable is less likely to get hung on a limb.

Gold, your rudder works well because of distance from front of rudder to pivot point, gives good action I bet.

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chargedupoutlaw wrote:
remember front or rear of pivot on rudder changes top or bottom of pivot on stick if u chnge it at rudder u gotta change it at stick this is my steering what do yall think

Seen a boat rigged by this builder, who is responsible for that bellcrank.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:45 am 
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that would be me .. started playin one day n came up with it....theres alot of sim ones but i wanted to make it look a lil bit cooler lol.. i like it for the throw way better than cable imo never gets stiff or wears out, plenty of clearance on prop, i just put one on a c/m boat with a 82 1/2 prop n u can change throw n travel speed very easy n ive been runnin main bar under rig to middle of stick also so its not in the way or gettn trampled on .. i love it just wanted to c what yall think about it... tnks 4 the comm!!!!! and its cheaper than cable to with rudder stick n all!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:35 pm 
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chargedupoutlaw wrote:
remember front or rear of pivot on rudder changes top or bottom of pivot on stick if u chnge it at rudder u gotta change it at stick this is my steering what do yall think

i think ive seen that before :shock: :shock: lol

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yea right in your back yard lol

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