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Old 23-09-2020, 23:46   #1
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Hydrolic Steering

I am fitting hydrolic steering to my 40 foot granger in leiu of tillers
Have been looking at the helm units and see helm with non return is more expensive than one with no non return
Which do I need for a single steering station and twin rudders.
Thanks ,Phil.
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Old 24-09-2020, 02:37   #2
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Re: Hydrolic Steering

Non return if you will add a hydraulic autopilot to the circuit. But it deadens the feel for hand steering. No non return will be just fine otherwise and retains full helm feeling of the rudders.
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Are your rudders connected mechanically or hydraulically?
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Rudders will be connected hydralically
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Rudders will be connected hydralically

Then I would make the following suggestions, Lock valves on the pump, bypass valves on both the rams, remote on one of the bypass valves so it can be operated from the helm or add a third bypass valve for one rudder near the helm, provide two rudder indicators, if a hydraulic AP is foreseen then place this close to and below the helm pump, include shut off valves and quick release fittings for the AP pump, include bleed nipples on any high points in the pipe runs.


Choose rams with proper wiper seals and use energised seals when replacing main seals. Do not use hard seals.


A variable speed helm pump is a nice feature.


Just my 2ps worth.
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