The first energy self-sufficient boat was launched on 14th April 2017 in Saint Malo waters. In July this catamaran, named “Energy Observer” will set out on a tremendous challenge!
The boat has indeed the ambitious project to become the symbol of energy mix management. In a six-year journey around the world, completely autonomously by means of its hydrogen propulsion and renewable energies (wind power and solar energy), the “Solar Impulse” of the seas aims to be at the forefront of a genuine energy revolution.
We are proud to be a supplier for this innovative project. The catamaran hydraulic steering system is supplied by LS. This equipment meets the requirements of such a challenge for smooth, efficient and reliable navigation.
Lecomble & Schmitt wishes fair winds to Energy Observer!
At the beginning of 2017 Lecomble & Schmitt informed you of the release of a new steering wheel tilt system “tilt HB5” in versions 26 and 30 cc/turn.
As the most compact tilt system on the market, it is today available in 6 different cubic capacities from 20 to 50 cc/turn, the same capacities as for L.S range of outboard helm pumps.
With each one of these models it is possible to orientate the steering wheel within 5 available positions from -24° to + 24°, thus providing a greater steering comfort, whatever the position of the operator.
Already complying with the European Directive on pleasure boating in force for many years, LS has seen all its certificates extended according to the new directive N° 2013/53/UE which became compulsory in 2017.
By adhering to the requirements of this new directive, LS proves to be a leading player on the market of hydraulic steering systems for boats.
This new video is the most recent addition to the series on LS hydraulic steering systems for outboard motors. It provides step-by-step assistance on how to fill in and bleed your system.
There is an alternative way to this manual procedure with LS Speedy Purge which makes it possible to carry out the same operation in a fast and simple manner.
Do you have a boat equipped with a Lecomble & Schmitt linear drive for the autopilot? Benefit as from now from one of our maintenance programmes for your equipment!
Three kinds of package rates are proposed (*):
> Oil Change Package
> Oil Change + Motor Brushes Package
> Oil Change + All Wearing Parts
To have the maintenance work done, please contact your local professional or our after-sales service at +33(0)126.96.36.199.22.
(*)Packages details: LHM Fluid Maintenance Package
By developing a pump with dual outlets, Lecomble & Schmitt simplifies the hydraulic circuit of your steering system significantly.
Elimination of tee fittings, choice of outlets (vertical and/or horizontal) depending on the space available, reduction of the installation costs… All these advantages can be found in our range dual outlet pumps.