OK so Tom (Tabman) from Bennett Marine was kind enough to send me a replacement upper hinge and brass fitting to fix my trim tab leak. I'd like to do that but I want to be crystal clear on what is required.
The hydraulic line is black nylon, and passes through the transom to the cylinder. I can't see the brass connection from either side so it must be hidden in the hole through the transom. Once I remove the black upper hinge from the transom (3 screws), I'm sure I'll see it.
Here's what I'm not sure of:
Will I have to dig out sealant in the hole through the transom? Or will the hydraulic line and connector just slide through?
How do I remove the old brass fitting from the nylon line and replace it with the new one? Is it some sort of compression fitting? So maybe I just unscrew the old fitting and the line just slips free? I can't tell.
Once I've connected up everything, how to I seal it properly so I don't end up at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean? 4200? 5200?