A friend has a Valley boat that the rudder will not fully retract on. Everthing acts like a kink in the cable.
I loosened the set screw that locks the cable into the plastic slider at the cockpit but cannot get the cable out of the plastic knob.
My questions are;
How violent should I get? Do I need to use a hammer and punch to drive the plastic off the end of the cable?
I have not removed the steel guide rod under the cable that the plastic slider moves on, should I?
I popped the skeg off of it's pivot and pulled on the blade but still could not free the cable. Any other suggestions?
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Posted by: suiram on Mar-03-13 11:47 AM (EST)
It sounds as if you are talking about skeg control arrangement where cable goes into the plastic knob, you can see it, while the plastic knob slides on a separate guide. If that is the case, you should have no difficulties pulling the cable out
I loosened the set screw|
Posted by: randy_morgart on Mar-03-13 1:28 PM (EST)
Sounds like same repair|
Posted by: davejjj on Mar-03-13 6:27 PM (EST)
Posted by: randy_morgart on Mar-03-13 6:35 PM (EST)
If you make the pool session next Sunday you can take a look at it. I'll be filling in for Bob. If I can fit my fat butt in that boat I may borrow it for a trip to NC.
There's no need to hit anything|
Posted by: BNystrom on Mar-04-13 7:11 AM (EST)
In order to do the job right, it's important to understand how the slider is constructed. I have seen a couple of different types:
This one is the second option|
Posted by: randy_morgart on Mar-04-13 9:44 PM (EST)
When I get back over there I'll try removing the rod and twisting the knob off the cable. Hopefully it will be warmer than it was Saturday.
Posted by: nermal on Mar-04-13 11:56 PM (EST)
I've seen about 2 dozen of these knob where the set screw is so ceased up that the only way to replace the cable is to destroy the slider knob and replace it with a new one. There was a time when many Valley boats came with defective set screws. They would bond to the metal in the slider knob making removal impossible. In the redesigned knobs, the only metal is the set screw into the nylon of the slider knob.
You can salvage the knob...|
Posted by: BNystrom on Mar-05-13 7:29 AM (EST)
...and save yourself a lot of unnecessary work.
Thanks yet again|
Posted by: randy_morgart on Mar-05-13 9:44 PM (EST)
The set screw backed out easily this is a pretty new plastic boat that's never been in salt water. I'm going to work on it again this weekend.