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Steering not working on the 3207

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Re: Steering not working on the 3207

Postby waybomb » May 8th, 2014, 5:15 pm

I suspect you have two issues.

There should not be an overflow. The system is a completely closed system. There must be some sort of leak. It won't get better. You need to find that leak.

In a hynautic system, the wheel should turn and turn, no stop; it will feedback a higher resistance to turning once the rudder is deadheaded and the relief valve opens. I suspect you have a bad or stuck relief valve on the starboard side. The relief valve is in the block mounted on the bottom of the reservoir.
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Re: Steering not working on the 3207

Postby jwrape » May 9th, 2014, 7:47 am

waybomb wrote:I suspect you have two issues.

There should not be an overflow. The system is a completely closed system. There must be some sort of leak. It won't get better. You need to find that leak.

In a hynautic system, the wheel should turn and turn, no stop; it will feedback a higher resistance to turning once the rudder is deadheaded and the relief valve opens. I suspect you have a bad or stuck relief valve on the starboard side. The relief valve is in the block mounted on the bottom of the reservoir.

Good to know, I will check it out and see when I'm out on Monday :captain:
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Re: Steering not working on the 3207

Postby nolacarver » May 14th, 2014, 10:10 am

It worked out . Thanks!
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Re: Steering not working on the 3207

Postby Cuyose » May 30th, 2016, 5:58 pm

Awesome this is exactly what I had happen today, good to know a simple steering servicing should fix it.

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