I will make this as simple as I can, although it does not seem very simple...LOL
Upon spring launch there was no steering
, all the wheel
did was spin. The mechanic
bled the hydraulic system all seemed well.
In the last 3 days of a 2 1/2 week trek on the Trent-Severn Waterway, I noticed fluid coming from the helm
just to the rear of the steering wheel
. I made it to a marina on Rice Lake but they knew nothing about hydraulic steering
and just filled the reservoir, repressurized it and sent me on my way.
I had to make my way home with no rudder
control, just trim tabs and engine
power. Am I ever glad it is twins.
Upon arriving back at my home marina the mechanic
determined it required a seal kit of which he then installed, but.....
Now he can not bleed the system, he says it seems something is blocking the fluid lines and he is recommending I replace the complete helm
unit. At the cost of over $1000. because my unit, Hynautic H-50 is no longer made, and he has to replace the piston cylinder as well as the unit.
Any body have any idea about these?