Gotchas - Things that can go wrong!

Edson Steering Clevis Pins

Here's a picture of the bronze clevis pin I took out of the port idler sheave. The pin is 5/8" in diameter. It had worn down to 1/8"! Edson now recommends that all bronze clevis pins be changed to stainless steel ones.

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Nylon Hose Barbs

I've always had problems getting a tight seal on a hose at a barb fitting. Double hose clamps worked, but they would invariably leak or the hose would blow off the barb, even with two hose clamps. Apparently the hose clamp deforms a nylon hose barb.