My hydraulic steering
is a simple system. And, having broken it understand more now following my repair of it.
I have a hand-powered (turn of wheel) pump in the pilot house. This feeds back to a piston made by teleflex. The piston attaches to the rudder
with a universal joint (the part I broke). There is a cutout valve for steering from the transom-hung tiller.
works with a control arm to the tiller as well.
This seems like the type of system you could be quoted a lot for but it is really pump, lines, piston and some fluid.
Advice: slow the boat down when you are switching from hydraulic wheel
steering to autopilot
as if you set them up to fight, one part will lose.
Can you mention size & weight of your boat? Rudder