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Tightness in newly installed Teleflex NFB helm
|Author||Topic: Tightness in newly installed Teleflex NFB helm|
posted 07-11-2002 08:00 AM ET (US)
Have recently installed new helm in reassembly of my 72 OR 21. All bolts were torqued to within specs. No cable attached yet. Wheel seems tight when turning, more than I expected. First time have felt a No Feedback Dystem. Is this tightness normal and should I just go ahead with rest of installation. Thanks
posted 07-11-2002 12:50 PM ET (US)
Although I haven't felt one either, I would suspect an additional tightness in a NFB setup due to the additional gears you are turning to get NFB. If you wanted it to steer like hydraulic, then you gotta pay for hydraulic. Personally, I'm waiting for the Baystar prices to drop...
posted 07-11-2002 01:10 PM ET (US)
Or watch ebay. Just do a search for "hydraulic steering". How I got mine for $350.
posted 07-11-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)
My steering is tight also. I was told it's normal. The helm will stay wherever you leave it at any speed, just about.
posted 07-11-2002 04:30 PM ET (US)
Jim: Compared to your previous steering. I put NFB unit in last year and it was so much tighter that I swore I must have had a defective unit. Once you get it on the water, you will appreciate the system. It will also loosen slightly over time.
posted 07-11-2002 11:22 PM ET (US)
Thanks all for the replies. I called Teleflex Mechanical Systems today. Technician told me the tightness was normal due to clutch mechanism which gives the no feedback.
posted 07-12-2002 10:36 PM ET (US)
I installed no feedback steering last year and was surprised by how tight it was. The good news is it loosens up quite a bit after a while and it doesn't move when you let go. I'm used to it now and wouldn't go back...Bob M.
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