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  • #65420
    Christopher Ham
    Keymaster

    Is there an emergency tiller system on the N.C. 33?

    #65751
    Manuel Rodríguez
    Participant

    Yes, there is. But you have to steer from inside the aft cabin without seeing forward. You need someone guideing you. Sure with time you can mount lines from the aft deck using the windows holes.

    Sorry for my english.

    #65754
    Nicholas Muir
    Participant

    Attached file gives you a good idea of what you are looking for

    #65758
    Nicholas Muir
    Participant

    Slight more up to date version of file attached

    #65763
    Christopher Ham
    Keymaster

    Thanks for that – sounds very inconvenient if sailing solo!
    Please do not apologise for your English – my Spanish is a lot worse!

    #65765
    Christopher Ham
    Keymaster

    Thank you very much.

    #66098
    Duncan Malcolm
    Participant

    Very similar to the N42. You could fit self-steering on the back which isn’t the worst idea for the long term. Not sure about the N33 but our N42 has hydraulic steering.

    We stress-tested it racing offshore last year, I know right racing a Nauticat! Anyway we came not last but had about 10-15mins of extreme pressure on the rudder at 6-7kts as a result of some spinnaker jibing challenges.

    It did introduce some bubbles into the lines but was still eminently controllable. Didn’t take too much to rebleed the system and get them out.

    Our backup from helm steering is the autohelm whose arm directly attaches to the rudder stock.

    Alternatively, you could lock the rudder in a straight position, assuming there’s any left and have a backup jury rig. A pipe, pipe brackets and a metal plate that you could attach straight onto the transom if things were really getting bad. I’m planning to have something along those lines in case all else fails.

    #66104
    Roger Sturge
    Participant

    I can’t picture how to rig up steering lines from the aft deck. Can you tell us a bit more?

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