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If you don't have any other hydraulics on your boat, wouldn't adding a hydraulic unit complicate things? I have the new X-10/ST70 Raymarine unit with the linear drive. It's very smooth, but not necessarily completely motionless as the drive engages and I can feel it "clicking" on the deck somewhat. It seems fine though, and I can just carry a second drive unit as a spare to swap out the other one if there's a failure. Unplug a couple of wires on the old, bolt in the new one, plug it in, and I'm done. I don't really know anything about the hydraulic units though.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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