Hunting gear

The hunting gear is a control system to keep the Rudders set at the desired angle. If a wave pushes the rudder over a bit then the hunting gear will correct this.

The steering gear system above consists of the telemotor which receives a signal from the bridge wheel. This acts on the hunting gear.

The hunting gear moves displacing a control rod, this rod acts on the pump displacement control gear to alter the delivery from the pump. The delivery from the pump causes the ram to move rotating the rudder stock and hence the rudder. The other end of the hunting gear is mounted on the rudder stock.The rotation of the rudder stock moves the hunting gear returning the operating rod for the pump to the neutral position once the rudder has reached the correct angle.

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