Hydrolic steering

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by captjj, May 2, 2010.

  1. captjj
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    captjj captjj

    Is it common for a 43 ft sailboat with hydrolic steering (one station only) to require six turns lock to lock or do I have a problem?
  2. Pandoras box
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    Pandoras box Junior Member

    I don't know specifically about your hydraulic steering system but three turns lock to lock seems average from what I understand. There is most probably a way to adjust it. I'm assuming it is a wheel pump to a linear piston, if so you can shorten arm on the piston to lessen the lock to lock turns.
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    6 is perfect and is what would be required for a hydraulic auto pilot.

    Pump and cylinders are matched before purchase.

    a 1 liter pump and a 6 liter cylinder would need 6 turns to move the cylinder its length, just an example--usually calculated in cc's .

    Look up Vetus.
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