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Old 08-04-2013, 13:16   #16
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Re: Big Cats Steering

Originally Posted by Neptune Maui View Post
Crusincat, Thanks for the reply. There is no hydraulic link, thats' part of the problem. I'm looking for assistance in part sourcing. Read previous threads to see what I've described. All parts have just been replaced-brand new. The design/lack of proper equipment is the issue. Not bleeding, leaking etc.where can I find 1/2" dia.ports/ fittings on bypass valves, pressure relief, equalizing valves etc.
You said there was no mechanical link. There "must" be a hydraulic link, otherwise one rudder simply wouldn't move.

If the boat doesn't have bypass valves fitted at the cylinders, then IMO it would be just about impossible to bleed the hydraulic link properly.

A source for good quality valves: Valves | Ball Valves, Check Valves, Pinch Valves & More - Swagelok

This stuff is used on oil refineries.

If you're in Aus, Sam Allen wholesale sells bypass valve assemblies (valve, 2 "T" fittings and 4 hydraulic hose connectors) for hydraulic steering.
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