STEERING EXERCISES: NAME:

QUESTIONS

1. What are the three types of emergency steering arrangements for a vessel with only one propulsion system?

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2. Name two steps which can be taken to prevent faults in steering gear systems.

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3. Name two checks you can make on a steering system before sailing.

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4. Name three causes of faults in steering systems.

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5. Draw diagrams to show the components of the following types of steering gear :

               wire and pulley

               chain and box

               Push-pull cable

 

6. With the aid of a diagram, describe the operation of a simple electro-hydraulic steering system.

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1.                                                   Manual override; emergency tiller arm; rope block steering (least common).

2.                                                   Maintain oil to correct level in header tank;
Use only the correct grade oil recommended by the manufacturer;
Grease linkages where required;
Ensure oil piping is clamped to prevent vibration;
(other correct answers are contained at the end of Section 2.2).

3.                                                   Check oil level in the header tank;
Check for oil leaks;
Check attachment of sprockets on their shafts;
Test rudder indicator.

4.                                                   Corrosion of parts in steering compartment;
Loose nuts, weld fractures & wear;
Air in the steering gear system.

 

 

Ranger Hope 2005 (contains reworked material courtesy of ANTA)