Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Steering mock up.....
Time to bite the bullet on the steering quadrant setup. I have been flapping around trying to make the system accessible for maintenance etc. but unless I cut a ridiculously large access hatch (the existing one is already pretty big) I am still going to end up working upside down.
I was also trying to ensure that the bed platform (part of the hull liner) and mini bulkhead that all the stuff will be attached to will be strong enough. The original hydraulic ram was just bolted to the underside of the bed platform and I have heard of no cases of failure.
I will install an 5/16 aluminum plate 36" long by 12 high and bolt the various fittings to this. The white/red cardboard in the sad composite photo, above, is the plate.