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Old 12-04-2020, 12:19 PM   #1
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Helm Pump Rebuild Shop in San Diego?

I have a couple 50-year old helm pumps - similar to Hynautic ones - that are working fine, but I want to have them rebuilt before I reinstall. I'm in Ensenada - hoping there's someone in San Diego area. Any clues for me?

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Old 12-04-2020, 10:04 PM   #2
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Any hydraulic shop should be able to rebuild. If the manufacturer is still in business you may be able to get a seal kit. That would make it faster and cheaper.
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I have a Hynautic helm pump. Went to the Seastar website who now own and sell them. They have a list of authorized independent rebuild facilities. I used the one in NC and was extremely pleased. I have one of the largest helm pumps and paid $225 (I think) for parts and labor. I would much rather use a rebuilder who does this all the time, has experience with my specific model, and has availability to parts should something beyond the rebuild kit be needed.

I had him also rebuild my steer cylinder. It appears to have been rebuilt once before by a shop that put the wrong seals in, making it much harder to operate.

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I have Wagner pumps on my helms and hired the local roving mechanic to install the seal kits from Wagner.

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I have a couple 50-year old helm pumps - similar to Hynautic ones - that are working fine, but I want to have them rebuilt before I reinstall. I'm in Ensenada - hoping there's someone in San Diego area. Any clues for me?

Thanks in advance -

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Do you know which pumps they are specifically? I rebuilt mine myself, they are older Capilano pumps and they are really simple to rebuild. Disassemble, clean and re-assemble with new seals.
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A few years back, I used Santos Steering and Controls in Wilmington, CA (Los Angeles). He is a mechanic that, to my knowledge, only does hydraulic steering systems and cable controls.

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