Because space in the keel is at a premium, I designed a smaller gizmo that attaches the MLG cables to the hydraulic cylinder. Fabrication of these parts are beyond the scope of the tools I have in my shop, so I set this out for fabrication – ouch$.
The new device has several features. It has an aluminum cylinder that fits over the actuator shaft, but it is threaded on a 1/4″-28 rod and so the MLG retraction limit can be adjusted by simply screwing the cylinder to the desired location and then locking it in place with a jam nut. In addition, the MLG cable rod ends fit into the device and tension/travel can be independently adjusted with nuts. Once adjusted, the nuts are secured with safety wire.