I think from the responses I've gotten and the extensive research
I've been doing , that I was wrongly assuming that if it had hydraulic steering
, it was power steering. My boat
, while it is hydraulic, it is not power assisted. My last boat ( 4500 lbs., I/O had power steering w/engine mounted belt driven power steering pump) had actual power steering. My current
boat (5800 lbs., Yamaha outboard) does not. Go figure. On my first run with this boat, I thought I had a serious steering problem. Especially while trying to turn while getting up on plane.