Hydraulic steering

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Re: Hydraulic steering

Post by prowlersfish » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:55 pm

WayWeGo wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:18 pm
I think the steering ram I got out of another F-36 to install in mine only has 7" of travel. You need to make sure that the hydraulic cylinder stops the rudder travel before any rudder stops or other restrictions, or your cylinder will not last very long.
Mine has indeed 9" of travel , Yours may have shorter tiller arms As I believe the F32 also has .
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Re: Hydraulic steering

Post by Captrichc » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:56 pm

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Re: Hydraulic steering

Post by Captrichc » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:14 pm

davidguetta402 wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:34 am
use the same hydraulic assist technology as standard systems, but the hydraulic pressure comes from a pump driven by an electric motor instead of a drive belt at the engine....!
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Wasnt going to do drive assist. Anyone else go this route?
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Re: Hydraulic steering

Post by DAVIDLOFLAND » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:03 am

Instant Fun has SeaStar (Teleflex) hydraulic steering at 2 helms. No electric assist or hydraulic assist from the engines, just the manual pump at each helm. Steers like butter with one finger in the wheel. In fact you can spin the wheel while underway.
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Re: Hydraulic steering

Post by DAVIDLOFLAND » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:08 am

Instant Fun has SeaStar (Teleflex) hydraulic steering at 2 helms. No electric assist or hydraulic assist from the engines, just the manual pump at each helm. Steers like butter with one finger in the wheel. In fact you can spin the wheel while underway.

Also, the Garmin autopilot SmartPump tied right into the steering system with no modifications. I did add a rudder angle indicator to make the autopilot pump last longer. The rudder angle indicator also proved quite handy at the helm. Who'd a thunk?
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