12.1. Concealed Cable Entry

  1. Align the Actuator so the cable passes through the hole in the Wedge Pack Assembly and the Cable Gland. Feed the Actuator Cable through the Cable Gland and remove as much slack from the outboard side as possible.
  2. Slide the Seal Plate over the Actuator and fasten it to the Wedge Pack Assembly using the six (6) M6-1.0 x 30 mm bolts and washers, as shown below. (600 mm Controllers will have eight [8] bolts and washers.) Note: Apply thread locking sealant, but do not apply the final torque during this step.
Figure 54 – Seal Plate Installation on Actuator
  1. Install the six (6) M6-1.0 x 16 mm Allen head screws on the underside of the Seal Plate. Torque all screws to 50 in-lbs. (600 mm Controllers will have eight [8] screws.)
Figure 55 – Seal Plate Bottom Screw Installation
  1. Torque the six (6) upper front bolts to 50 in-lbs (5.7 N-m) (eight [8] on a 600 mm Controller).
  2. Tighten the Cable Gland on the inboard side of the transom. The Cable Gland should be snug to prevent leaking, but do not overtighten. Gently pull on the cable to ensure there is no movement and prove it is sealing securely.

Note: The Cable Gland must have the rubber grommet in place to properly seal. The outside of the cable must be clean of debris, dust, adhesives, etc. to properly seal. Do not allow acetone to come in contact with the Controller Cable Gland Sealing Nut.

Figure 56 – Cable Gland Installation Inboard of Transom
  1. Install the Blade to the Actuator Arms using the four (4) M8-1.25 x 20 mm screws and their washers. Torque these four (4) bolts to 80 in-lbs (9.0 N-m) in an ‘X’ pattern.
Figure 57 – Blade Installation
  1. Once installed, push the Blade all the way down and verify that the Blade is not contacting the Seal Plate. There should be a small, even gap between them.

Note: If the gap between the Blade and Seal Plate is too large, system performance will fall off. If the Blade contacts the Seal Plate, the friction will slow down the system’s response time, also reducing performance. Do not apply anti-fouling coating to the surfaces between the Blade and Seal Plate in order to avoid changing the fit of those parts, and be attentive to keeping those surfaces clean to maintain the factory fitment.