Source for copper fittings
The Relief valve on my hynautic steering system failed (it only lasted 39 years, what a piece of junk) and I am I need to replace it.* I got the new valve from Hynautic, but it is slightly different than my old one.
The old one had all three threaded ports for the hoses (copper pipes on my boat) on the back.* The new one has one on each side and one on the back.
The boat is in the Bahamas, a mechanic I know over there suggested that I get new copper fittings for each side, a 90 degree 1/4" pipe to 3/8" flair. This would allow me to have all three lines still entering from the same direction.
I've got some play in the lines, so I think if I had to I could bend them, but I'm worried about getting them straight enough to get them to thread.* The 90 degree elbow soulution seems better.
Any idea of a source for these fittings?