Originally Posted by phuelin
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.