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Old 03-26-2019, 06:36 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by LeoKa View Post
I tried to find this guys today, but the search cannot find them. There is a company in Puyallap and Bellingham. Nothing in Kent.
Ok, its Puyallap. Kent must be their mailing address, or its possi le they moved.

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Old 03-26-2019, 08:50 AM   #82
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In post #65 I provided the names of 3 Seattle boat pro companies that are worth checking out. For the good ones, this is an incredibly busy time of the year though. Also, not sure that boat's weight is an issue for a standard helm pump arrangement.

What brand of helm pump do you currently have? Once the brand is known then go to their trouble shooting guide. Basically you have 4 primary target areas:

-- helm pump BO
-- cylinders failing or wrong setup
-- lines failing/aging or improper setup
-- fluid whether wrong, dirty or old

An eyes on examination by a pro would prove helpful. Like a toothache, sooner or later you've got to go to the dentist.

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:19 AM   #83
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Need to get someone experienced on the boat. Frankly, it's not even clear that there is another wrong with the steering. It may just be that boat steering is heavier than the OP expected, but is perfectly normal for such a boat and system.

So far, all we have done is go in circles because we don't know what's there, we don't know what works and what doesn't, and we don't even know if performance is abnormal or not. All we know is that it's not what the OP expected, but it also doesn't sound like he has any baseline to know what to expect.

Maybe there is something broken. Maybe the OP needs to adjust expectations or spring for power steering.

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