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Old 24 July 2006, 07:46   #11
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Cheers Cod and Dai, what I think I will do is buy a standard unit and pump for the now, and upgrade later if time and money allow.

Will probably also buy a spinny thing!
It is NOT an upgrade type thing!!! The different geared units should be the same price. Just get the fastest one they do.
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Old 24 July 2006, 08:30   #12
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It is NOT an upgrade type thing!!! The different geared units should be the same price. Just get the fastest one they do.
Just had that conversation with Aquafax - it's a higher capacity pump basically.

Vetus wanted 488 for the kit, at trade price which is well ott, so I'm off to Aqaufax I think. the only bit I don't like is that it's a side arm not a central arm, but I cant actually see a problem with that?
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Old 24 July 2006, 09:14   #13
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Just had that conversation with Aquafax - it's a higher capacity pump basically.

Vetus wanted 488 for the kit, at trade price which is well ott, so I'm off to Aqaufax I think. the only bit I don't like is that it's a side arm not a central arm, but I cant actually see a problem with that?
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http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...e_steering.htm



I have a hydrive on my boat and it's great - except for the 6 turns lock to lock - it's like driving a bloody destroyer!!! See what prices they can do - there may well be cheaper places around - do a lot of Googling.
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Just tried speaking to a few people regarding hydraulic steering. Why oh why do people think 5 or 6 turns is fine on a sports boat. I would far rather say 2.5 or 3 turns - yes it would make the steering heavier but my mates 6 yr old can quite happily spin the wheel at the moment.
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Old 24 July 2006, 10:24   #15
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Have a look at this

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I have a hydrive on my boat and it's great - except for the 6 turns lock to lock - it's like driving a bloody destroyer!!! See what prices they can do - there may well be cheaper places around - do a lot of Googling.
Codprawn, thanks very much for finding this for me, very kind. I gave them a bell, and they were looking at about 450 for a kit. I do prefer their "central" hyudraulic unit to the side mount ones, but at the end of the day 300 to Aquafax is a lot cheaper, especially as I need a new steering wheel too!
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Am now also waiting for BHG marine to phone me back with a price. I'm really impatient with this sort of thing, I just want to be able to walk into a shop and buy a kit for a bargain price!
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I think on recommendation Baystar is the only way to go. Ron Hale have it in stock for a good price, so I am off to buy...!
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I think on recommendation Baystar is the only way to go. Ron Hale have it in stock for a good price, so I am off to buy...!
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Glad you said that - I now need any advice, and sage tips on fitting and bleeding a hydraulic system...
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Glad you said that - I now need any advice, and sage tips on fitting and bleeding a hydraulic system...
easy to fit, just two pipes but take it back to ross to get them to bleed it for you using their machine, saves a lot of fuss and bother

you should have detailed instructions to follow for the fitment and need to ensure it has the correct spaces and bits for your engine fitment
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