Well I finally had the time to get the cylinder out. Had to cut out for a new Deck Plate so I could access the back end of the cylinder, and build the new mount. Cylinder is toast, and SeaStar said the replace is HC5319-3. And I also need the HP5615 clevis pin end for for my tiller arm, and looks like HF6003 for 3/8" SAE fittings.
This boat is built like a tank. The deck laminate is thick, with balsa that is in great shape after 43 years. Will seal the core. Dry fit the new deck plate, and will hold off on installing until I am done with the mount and some bilge paint.
Couple of questions and pictures added:
1. What do the hose experts think of this, Updated from 1/4" NPT fittings to -5 ORB fittings?
2. Or should I go with the 3/8" SAE fittings?
Need to build a new mount which is no big deal since the old one had the extension. Then need to run the new hoses with new manual pump. Will repack the rudder stuffing box while the tiller is off.
Also decided to repaint the cockpit deck after some clean up work and sealing. Also painting the topside, and of course I am in the middle of sanding the bottom after soda blasted. That will get two coats of epoxy barrier, then two coats of bottom paint. Hope to be in the water in 2-3 weeks.
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