12.2. Exposed Cable Entry

  1. Install the Cable Guide Support in the groove in the Seal Plate.
Figure 56 – Cable Guide Support in Groove
  1. Install the Actuator in the Seal Plate. Route the Actuator Cable through the Cable Guide Support.
  2. Slide the Seal Plate and Actuator Assembly onto the Wedge Pack Assembly and fasten it using the six (6) M6-1.0 x 30 mm bolts and washers as shown in Figure 52 – Seal Plate Installation on Actuator. (600 mm Controllers will have eight [8] bolts and washers.) Note: Apply threadlocker, but do not apply the final torque at this time.
  3. Install the six (6) M6-1.0 x 16 mm Allen Head Screws on the underside of the Seal Plate. (600 mm Controllers will have eight [8] screws.) Torque all screws to 50 in-lbs (5.7 N-m). See Figure 53 – Seal Plate Bottom Screw Installation.
  4. Torque the six (6) upper front bolts to 50 in-lbs (5.7 N-m) (eight [8] on a 600 mm Controller).
  5. Mount the Cable Guide Support in line with the natural path of the Actuator Cable to the transom. Pre-drill two (2) mounting screw pilot holes using a 3/32 in. (2.4 mm) bit. Inject sealant into the holes. Insert two (2) No. 8 x 0.75 in. screws and tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
Figure 57 – Cable Guide Pilot Holes
  1. Route the Actuator cable over the Inner Cable Guide. Feed as much cable as possible through the Cable Gland Tube.
  2. Tighten the Cable Gland around the Actuator Cable on the inboard side of the transom (See Figure 54 – Cable Gland Installation Inboard of Transom). The Cable Gland should be snug to prevent leaking, but do not overtighten. If the Cable Gland was not selected, apply marine adhesive sealant to the cable sheath and cable hole to seal the penetration from outside the hull.
  3. Place the Outer Cable Guide over the Inner Cable Guide. Mark the location of the six (6) mounting screw holes. Drill 3/32 (2.4 mm) pilot holes in these six (6) locations.
  4. Inject sealant into the pilot holes for the mounting screws for the Outer Cable Guide. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, install the six (6) mounting screws into the hull and hand-tighten.
Figure 58 – Mounting Outer Cable Guide
  1. Install the Blade to the Actuator Arms using the four (4) M8-1.25×20 mm screws and their washers. Torque these four (4) bolts to 80 in-lbs (9.0 N-m) in an ‘X’ pattern (Figure 55 – Blade Installation).
  2. 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 the Blade and the Seal Plate. Contact Seakeeper if the Blade does not meet this requirement.

Note: Maintaining this gap between the Blade and Seal Plate is critical to maintaining factory tested failure mode performance. 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.

To maintain the factory fitment:

  • 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.
  • Always keep the surfaces between the Blade and Seal Plate clean and free from debris, including naturally occurring debris (such as marine debris) and other debris (such as paint or coating.
  • When repairing or replacing any components on the Controller, confirm that the Blade rotates by hand. Resistance will be felt from the Actuator, but there must be no additional grinding or friction inhibiting movement.