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Old 09-24-2022, 02:12 PM   #1
Grahambda
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City: George Town
Vessel Name: Bom Dia (née Fire Escape)
Vessel Model: DeFever 44 OC
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 47
DeFever 44 upper helm steering leak

Hi,

Well the good news is we are new owners of a 1990 DF 44: bad news is the delivery Captain is reporting a fluid leak from the upper helm Teleflex Seastar system. It was noted the filler cap in the upper helm has recently been replaced with a closed cap ( no vent hole) should there be a vented cap? If so thinking this could be the cause of fluid being forced past the helm pump seals. If no vent needed then probably the helm pump seal has gone.

Captain is currently underway south of Milwaukee trying to beat the weather to get to Hammond to make the river run.

Thoughts anyone ?


Thanks.
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