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Old 05-27-2019, 07:15 AM   #1
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The starboard engine on my 1999 Maxum 3000SCR failed and it'll take a month or so to get a replacement core delivered here, so I decided to use the boat for troll fishing with just the port engine. Not terribly fast, but serviceable, especially on the calm summertime seas here.

To make life easier, I'm thinking about temporary connecting the power steering to the port engine's hydraulic pump, which is unused with its hoses short-circuited through a pass-through fitting. I'm planning to order hydraulic hose extensions to run from the port side engine to the steering cylinder.

Did anyone here performed a similar task and can recommend a hose/fitting configuration for me to order?
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If you have a local shop that makes hydraulic hose I would take then the existing ones so they can make copies but the the length you measure that’s required.
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Thanks, Mike! The problem here is nobody does imperial size fittings, so these will have to be ordered from the UK. I'll go to the boat tonight to measure thread sizes.
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Thanks, Mike! The problem here is nobody does imperial size fittings, so these will have to be ordered from the UK. I'll go to the boat tonight to measure thread sizes.
Understood, any place you can source adapters so you could get the hoses with metric fitting locally?
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I got lucky and had a local hydraulics shop repack the MPT fittings from old hydraulic hoses on the new tubing with the necessary length. Will try to put them on tonight when air temp drops below 90.
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