12 Meter Express Rudder Angle Indicator

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tcollins2
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12 Meter Express Rudder Angle Indicator

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Over the weekend my rudder angle gauge showed 30 degrees and it doesn't move when I turn the wheel.
I went to to look at the starboard rudder area where the unit is located. Without fully committing to crawling and sliding back there, I could see that there was about a 6" spring hanging there and a hose clamp on the bar connecting the rudders.
I cannot imagine that this was installed properly. Maybe PO did something?
Does anyone know what brand (VDO?) that was installed in 1990?
Any literature on the unit?

I did poke around the area with a gaff and my spotter said the gauge was moving on the dash, so I'm assuming it just became disconnected from the steering.
I'd like to put it back correctly rather than just have it connected with a hose clamp.
TIA, Tom C.
1990 Trojan 12M International Express Detroit Diesels 6-71T's, 425HP

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Re: 12 Meter Express Rudder Angle Indicator

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https://www.hodgesmarine.com/vdo440-050 ... g-kit.html

I found this on line, probably getting close.
1990 Trojan 12M International Express Detroit Diesels 6-71T's, 425HP

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Re: 12 Meter Express Rudder Angle Indicator

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My 1990 Express also has the hose clamp. The end of the spring has an "L" shaped attachment that is clamped onto the tie bar and can be moved on the bar to adjust the rudder angle indicator. Ex: if your indicator is showing port 10 while u/w and straight, you can loosen the hose clamp and move the spring until zeroed.

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