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Dr Bob

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20 hours ago, Dr Bob said:

Same thing happened a couple of years ago and I remember the RCR guy having a bit of a battle getting the lever thingy out (is it the morse control lever?). I think I will watch this time and then get a spare cable as this looks like it is a consumable item now. We do carry lots of spares but not to the extent smelly does.

Have a look at how the cable is routed. Look out for sharp bends, or if it is touching the exhaust. They should last longer than a couple of years, so it suggests that it is being over stressed somewhere. Where is the break occurring? Pull out the broken cable and see where the break has happened, then look at that spot on the boat.

Jen

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^^^

Wot she said. Good advice about sharp bends, particularly if they are near a bridge. 

 

You could use your thermometer to measure the cable temperature and hence determine the high friction point. 

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17 minutes ago, Jen-in-Wellies said:

Where is the break occurring?

I bet you 100 quid it is next to a pub.

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30 minutes ago, Jen-in-Wellies said:

Have a look at how the cable is routed. Look out for sharp bends, or if it is touching the exhaust. They should last longer than a couple of years, so it suggests that it is being over stressed somewhere. Where is the break occurring? Pull out the broken cable and see where the break has happened, then look at that spot on the boat.

Jen

Yea, done that after last time. No sharp bends. Nice gentle curve all the way round. Tom, the RCR guy.....who I think is their senior engineer...... couldn't see a problem with the routing. The cable snapped this time right at the top where the cable connects to the top 'tail'.....if that makes sense. Perhaps the Morse lever is putting stress on at that point but Tom couldn't see anything. It was a right pig to get the Morse control out of the housing so that won't be coming out till next time it breaks!

 

It did snap 2 weeks after number 3 sprog had the bote for a while!

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