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Mechanical steering Systems

 

Selection of the appropriate mechanical steering system is an important factor for the safety and functionality of your boat. The combination of engine power, hull type and boat speed influence the correct selection of the steering system.
The load on the steering system increases with the boat speed and engine power; the torque generated by the propeller rotation in high power outboard applications can make it hard to steer.
Big boats with displacement hulls and inboard or non power assisted stern drive engines, can generate high rudder loads: in these cases a mechanical steering system will be inadequate and we suggest the use of an Riviera Srl Genova mechanical steering system.
We always recommend consulting qualified personnel when selecting, installing and maintaining a steering system for your boat.

ADVANTAGES OF A PLANETARY GEAR DESIGN
Riviera mechanical steering helms SG03 in Delrin material and SG04 in metal as well use a Planetary Gear Design. A Planetary Gear Design has three satellite gears that rotate on their axis and at the same time rotate around the central helm axis.
This allows for equal distribution of engine torque over three points of the central gear, dividing and balancing the system loads. The benefits of this special design are increased system longevity, increased efficiency and less engine feedback compared to single pinion gear helms.

 

USE AND MAINTENANCE
The steering cable must be installed avoiding excessive and/or tight bends. This will provide the driver with easy handling at all speed, helping to reduce inefficiency and excess play in the system.
Marine corrosion may cause the materials to deteriorate affecting maneuvering efficiency and in the worst case, system failure. By following the engine manufacturer specifications, the steering cable end fittings and the engine cable support must be cleaned and greased periodically; these simple operations minimize wear and corrosion in the system.
The steering cable must be regularly inspected. If steering becomes hard, inconsistent, cuts on the conduit surface are noticed, or any other component found damaged, the cable must be replaced immediately.
When storing your boat for an extended period of time we recommend removing the steering cable end fitting from its engine side support and cleaning it adequately.

HOW TO MEASURE FOR NEW STEERING CABLE INSTALLATION

STEERING HELM
TITANO SERIES
SG01
STEERING HELM
TITANO SERIES
SG02

STEERING HELM
TITANO SERIES
SG03

STEERING HELM
METAL SERIES
SG04
CONTROL CABLE
FOR MECHANICAL STEERING HELM T01
CONTROL CABLE
FOR MECHANICAL STEERING HELM T02