Steering failure-spare parts needed!

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Vitalis
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Steering failure-spare parts needed!

Post by Vitalis » Fri May 12, 2006 10:18 pm

Hello all,
After winter in Europe my MacGregor's26X(1999) steering system failed.
I have removed whole "pipe" which connects steering wheel to the rudders and engine and have found that most inner tube (there are three moving tubes one inside another and finaly cord pressed inside to the moving stick. The same method inside steering console, but this side is closed, so no corrosion occurs) is rusted and does not let wheel to move rudders. Even with the hammer in workshop it is difficult to move it! After trying to turn the wheel this inner stick have broken and whole system is not functioning.
Does anyone had similar problem and knows WHERE TO ORDER WHOLE SPARE PART OR MODIFY IT TO MORE PERFECT SOLUTION?

Thanks in advance for any information provided
Vitalis

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Post by James V » Sat May 13, 2006 8:46 am

The M has Teleflex - Steering STEERING HELM STLEFLEX SH5210 http://www.teleflexmarine.com/document/ ... 5_1084.pdf

I don't know if the X is the same but you can try Blue water Yachts at
http://bwyachts.com/ they should be able to get it for you and send it to EU.

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norbert
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Post by norbert » Mon May 22, 2006 9:59 am

vitalis, where in europe are you? i'd recommend to replace to whole steering system with a common teleflex or hydraulic system. try to get the spare parts here. if you order them from the u.s., the shipping cost willl be higher than the part's price.

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