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    Confusing marine power steering specs

    Got it. Yeah, the autopilot pump is a relatively minor affair. The Vickers pump is capable of delivering 2500 psi at 6 GPM. It's a rotary vane pump, so the vanes scrape against the pump chamber walls and the oil film is the only thing keeping that pump from burning up.
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    Confusing marine power steering specs

    Samven, thanks very much for your answer. I feel the same way. The thing is the Chevron Aviation fuel is too thin for the Vickers power steering pump. And I trust Vickers more than I trust Seastar to know what is good for the Vickers pump. Was your pal's boat with power steering? My power...
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    Confusing marine power steering specs

    I have a power steering system in a 52' boat. The manufacturer SeaStar has a strange history regarding fluid requirements. The system consists of a hydraulic pump (Vickers V10), a steering ram (SeaStar HC5803), and a manual hydraulic pump (Capilano 1250V) connected to the steering wheel...
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