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STEERING SYSTEMS

The philosophy when designing our steering systems was to make robust, reliable equipment, which can be serviced or overhauled by a person with moderate mechanical skills and limited facilities (in other words, fixed by a member of the crew, working onboard the vessel).

Selecting and installing a steering system is not straightforward; buying the equipment from one company, designing mounting brackets and fittings so that the system can be installed into the boat, having them made, installing the system, interfacing with an autohelm etc, can all be time consuming and challenging. We can help to remove this burden, by installing a complete system. We are also happy to sell all of the necessary parts, for a customer to undertake their own installation.

HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEMS

We offer:

  • Hydraulic rams
  • Linear helm pumps
  • Hydraulic header tanks
  • Thermal over pressure and anti cavitation valves

 

We manufacture our own hydraulic rams in-house, using stainless steel and bronze. We have three standard sizes all availabe in single or double acting trim:

HYDRAULIC STEERING RAMS

Model

Description

60-40-S-100

60 mm bore, 40 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 100 mm travel

60-40-S-150

60 mm bore, 40 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 150 mm travel

60-40-S-200

60 mm bore, 40 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 200 mm travel

60-40-D-100-100

60 mm bore, 40 mm shaft diameter, double acting with 2x100 mm travel each direction from the centre position

45-30-S-100

45 mm bore, 30 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 100 mm travel

45-30-S-150

45 mm bore, 30 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 150 mm travel

45-30-S-200

45 mm bore, 30 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 200 mm travel

45-30-D-100-100

45 mm bore, 30 mm shaft diameter, double acting with 2x100 mm travel each direction from the centre position

40-20-S-100

40 mm bore, 20 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 100 mm travel

40-20-S-125

40 mm bore, 20 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 125 mm travel

40-20-S-150

40 mm bore, 20 mm shaft diameter, single acting with 150 mm travel

40-20-D-75-75

40 mm bore, 20 mm shaft diameter, double acting with 2x75 mm travel each direction from the centre position

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and costs on

email: sales@deepblueengineering.co.uk

Phone: 07576363578

MECHANICAL STEERING SYSTEMS

We have designed bevel geard, cable and chain, rod linkage and tiller based mechanical steering arrangements. Please contact us to discuss your requirements using the contact details above.

The gear arrangement shown above forms the basis of our hydraulic helm. Supplied within a gearbox, designed to be mounted in a number of different orientations, the helm input shaft, which drives the pinion to the left hand side in this view, is rotated in order to drive the rack, which is attached to a hydraukic cylinder. This aligns with our philosophy of using simple solutions that can be maintained, and if necessary repaired, by a person with relatively limited mechanical knowledge or fitting skills.

STEERING SYSTEM ACCESSORIES


HELM CLUTCH

This device is bolted to a wheel, and allows the wheel to be diengaged so that it spins freely when not in use, for example when an auto-helm is operating and it is desirable for safety reasons to uncouple the helm.

The multi-plate caged clutch assembly is made from stainless steel and bronze, providing corrosion resistance and exceptional performance, with only relatively moderate tightening of the assembly required, to change from no drive, to a reliably functioning helm. These units are made in two sizes, at 75 mm diamter and 100 mm diameter. The diameter refers to the outside diameter of the housing. The smaller units are suitable for use on vessels up to 15 tonnes displacement and the larger unit will be suitable for vessels of up to 45 tonnes, assuming a 6 turns of the wheel = full rudder travel.

The 75 mm diameter clutch kit costs  £480

The 100 mm diameter clutch kit costs  £655


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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