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Old 10-05-2014, 20:38   #16
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Re: Hydraulic steering questions

Hydraulic Steering - DIY ?

Matt, in the thread linked above there is a link to delmarrey's thread about his installation of hydraulic steering.
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I went with the Teleflex SeaStar 1257V helm pump in the wheel house. I'll plumb it with 5/8 copper. The rest of the system is TBA latter. fun times...
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Re: Hydraulic Steering Questions

I got one of these. I did not know that the plug at the top had a tiny vent hole in it. The lower helm leaked as a result
. Better check it.
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Good choice, I've got a 14 year old Capilano that's never had a problem (hmmm....maybe I shouldn't post that).

And a suggestion on spares: I keep spare seals etc for the rams (2 on a cat). In fact, I keep a whole rebuilt ram as a spare. This way if one starts to leak a bit, indicating its time for new seals, I can just swap in the spare ram and rebuild the original when I have the time.

Seal replacement is straight forward on most rams, but make sure you have the right tools. Mine require a pin wrench for example.
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Re: Hydraulic Steering Questions

Another steering component. I still have a lot of work to do on it, but you get the idea. Its made out of more walnut and purple heart with oak dowels- no metal except the hub. It goes in the wheel house so it wont be in the weather.
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Re: Hydraulic Steering Questions

That wheel, gorgeous, needs a new thread of its own. IMO.
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ya, you'er right, should I move it?
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Its up to you but its a beautiful project. Shame to have it hidden in the hydraulic thread.
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I ordered twin hydraulic cyinders (2 x BA 175-7TM) for steering yesaterday. One cylinder will marginally do the job, two cylinders with the variable out put helm will yeild 4.5-10 turns lock to lock. If one of the cylinders fail, it can be isolated and disconnected, the helm output adjusted, and I will still have 4.5 turns lock to lock until repairs can be made. This may be over kill, but except for the hydraulic lines, the system is completly redundant. (its the technical diver in me that wants redundancy)
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I added some contours to the helm so it looks less like a wagon wheel.
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Re: Hydraulic Steering Questions

2 turns hard-over to hard-over would be more than plenty with a decent diameter wheel; with 4.5 turns it will be like steering a battleship, and you can forget about any possibility of feedback or feel, regardless of how you set up the hydraulics (eg with a feedback valve)


beg to differ; I have 4 turns lock to lock, plenty of feedback, small wooden wheel, doesnt handle like a battleship, in fact, quite nimble - 2 turns lock to lock assumes you have a humungous wheel more suited to a cable/chain drive.
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2 turns hard-over to hard-over would be more than plenty with a decent diameter wheel; with 4.5 turns it will be like steering a battleship, and you can forget about any possibility of feedback or feel, regardless of how you set up the hydraulics (eg with a feedback valve)


beg to differ; I have 4 turns lock to lock, plenty of feedback, small wooden wheel, doesnt handle like a battleship, in fact, quite nimble - 2 turns lock to lock assumes you have a humungous wheel more suited to a cable/chain drive.
Interesting. I've never driven a hydraulic system that had decent feedback. What's your configuration? "Feedback" valve?
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