Much that I read says copper pipe for hydraulic steering
, and flexible hose at the end to couple to the steering
Any reason not to go flexible hose all the way? Would make installation
much quicker, messing with fittings and corners etc...
There is only one bulkhead to pass through, I would pack around the hose with foam to stop chafe.
I have two steering
stations on a 60 pilot house ketch
that weighs 90,000lbs
with a chain drive to the inside steering station, currently not hooked up. It turns the wheel
and has an electrric compass
Only the outside one worked (until one of the copper joints blew, the whole system is 40 years old, and I want to trust what I put in.