Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
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I have a large ketch with hydraulic steering as well . I installed a schrader valve [used on tire tubes] on the reservoir for the hydraulic system. I use a bike pump to keep the tank pressurized at 25 psi. The steering smoothed out for me and by monitoring the pressure with a guage, I can detect leaks in the system.