Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
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I don't have hydraulic steering on my boat, but have worked on several boats that do have it. On one, the vane, a Monitor IIRC, was able to work via a bypass valve. On another, using another brand, it did not work even with a bypass valve setup.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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