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Hydraulic steering

Anything related to the operation of your boat. Steering, Bilge Pumps, thru-hulls, bottom paint, etc.
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Hydraulic steering

Postby colorpro fiberglass » June 9th, 2015, 1:41 pm

Woops! Im new to the site, accidently originally posted this on introduce-yourself! Lol
I just bought a 1987 3207 that has no owners manual LOL! The steering is not working but the flybridge was moved to ship it to me. Everything is hooked up but I cant even find the fluid reservoir. Can someone help me steer my new baby? :) Thanks in advance, love this site, love my new boat!!! :captain:

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Re: Hydraulic steering

Postby waybomb » June 9th, 2015, 7:09 pm

Welcome!
I have to guess this steering system is a hynautic system.
The reservoir is probably back by the rudders.
You will need to reattach all the hoses.
You will then fill the reservoir and probably an inch above the full line.
Then charge the reservoir with 25 psi of air. There should be a pressure gage on the reservoir.
Then go to the lower station and barely loosen the middle hose until only oil comes out.
Then same with upper station.
Now the fun begins.
If you go to the teleflex site you can look up the hynautic manual. It will tell you you start turning the wheel in one direction for something like 75 revolutions one way. Then after you are done with that 75 the other way.
There
The helm stations are the pumps. If is a completely manual system.
You may have to turn the wheel while somebody cracks open the fitting on the correct side of the cylinder, while the cylinder is pulled all the way to the correct side to get the air out of the cylinder.
Let us know how it goes.

Oh the oil is a hynautic hydraulic oil. Cheapest place to buy is ebay I've found.
Be careful with the ferrule fittings they are obsolete
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Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Re: Hydraulic steering

Postby colorpro fiberglass » June 16th, 2015, 4:15 pm

Thanks for the help, we got her going, everything you told me to do was spot-on! Maiden voyage with steering(LOL) was awesome. Funny thing is toilet was screwed up yesterday so I opened a small cabinet to look for hose access...low and behold..there was the Carver owners manual!! Lol
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Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
Has thanked: 39 times
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Re: Hydraulic steering

Postby waybomb » June 16th, 2015, 7:56 pm

Awesome and welcome aboard!
Thanks
Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Re: Hydraulic steering

Postby Cuyose » May 30th, 2016, 5:44 pm

Not sure if this is still monitored, but I have an issue where the upper helm steering freely spins with no stops, but lower help works. Any ideas?
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Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 278 times

Re: Hydraulic steering

Postby waybomb » May 30th, 2016, 6:52 pm

You are low on fluid. Or have air.
Find your reservoir. Does it have fluid. Does it have any air pressure?
If yes to both, start spinning that wheel. 50 to 75 in one direction until it catches, then the same the other way.
If no pressure or fluid, full it up, pump it up to about 30 psi, and find the leak.
Thanks
Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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