I cut into my rotary steering. Will it still work alright.

by Johnathan
(Kentucky)

So I'm building my first boat, a 16 foot cuddy cabin with a 50 HP Johnson (will post photos when done).

I am literally piecing it together from old parts and I cut a steering kit out of the dashboard of another boat with a sawzall.

Cutting blind, I put a gash in the steering.

It didn't cut the cable though.

Will it still be worth using?

Comments for I cut into my rotary steering. Will it still work alright.

Click here to add your own comments

Rotary Steering
by: Mike

It depends on where and how deep the cut is and what system of steering you have.

The video below might give you a better understanding of how the damage will affect it.


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions and Answers.

 

If you wish to add more photos (or videos) to your post or if you have any problems loading photos use the link below (there is no need to resize or adjust your photos).

But please use the 'Description Box' to indicate to which post the photos belong.

Click Here to securely send your photos,



 

Creative Commons Licence
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

I am perfectly aware that the majority of Wooden Boat aficionados are sensible folk.
However, I need to point out that I am an amateur wooden boat enthusiast simply writing in order to try to help other amateur wooden boat enthusiasts.
And while I take every care to ensure that the information in DIY Wood Boat.com is correct, anyone acting on the information on this website does so at their own risk.