Southern Charm and Boater Store Hydraulic Steering

Home | Order on Line | Company Details |

Service and Rebuilds....

Click here to go to our Boaterscatalog.com page and fill out the form to send with your unit. Click the 'Add To Cart' button and fill in all your information as if ordering from the catalog(you will not be charged). The receipt form you will get MUST be attached to the outside of your box and a second copy placed in a separate zip lock bag INSIDE your box. The reason for this is that we do not want to chance losing your unit or confusing it with one of the 20 or so that are always in the shop.

To Remove your Helm or Cylinder from your system:
If you have a two line system with no reservoir, there is no pressure on the lines. You may simply remove the hydraulic lines and cap them so no trash gets into them while the system is open.

If you have a three line system you must first relieve the pressure at the reservoir. You may do this by first wiping off the top of the reservoir carefully so no dust, or debris gets into the system, then loosen or remove one of the fittings on the top of the reservoir, the gauge or in some cases there is a plug where you add fluid. Once the pressure is '0' you may remove the lines from the back of the helm or the cylinder after marking them with tape in order to replace them on the proper fittings once you get your unit back from repair. Be sure to plug the lines or cover the ends with a plastic bag so no debris can get into the system while the lines are open.

 

Servicing hydraulic steering units is NOT a do-it-yourself project.

If you cannot tell which part or parts is bad/broken/missing from these photos and you do not know exactly where and in which orientation all these parts fit, then you can not put it back together once it comes apart.

H-50 apart
H-20 apart

Just because you have a copy of the exploded parts view does not mean it goes together as simply as it looks once you take it apart. It must be re-assembled in the proper timing sequence as well. A particle of dirt, corrosion, old seal, rusty needle bearing, or anything else, smaller than a grain of sand, can cause your system to malfunction. Many of our customers are marinas and marine mechanics that realize they do not have the expertise and experience in servicing and resealing hydraulic steering systems.

Note:We will gladly look at your unit and give you a price quote. There is a $35.00 minimum teardown and inspection fee for this service. This will be credited to your repair charges if we rebuild/reseal your unit. (If you send us a box of loose parts because you already took it apart, there will be a surcharge to rebuild the unit before we can determine the rebuild cost. That surcharge will be credited to the cost of the rebuild if you decide to have us do it.)

NOTE:

You are entitled to a price estimate for the repairs you authorize if you request the estimate before the repairs are begun. This price estimate will not be exceeded if the item to be repaired is delivered to the shop within 10 business days of the quote.

After the item to be repaired is delivered to the shop, the repair price may be less than the estimate but will not exceed the estimate without your permission.

Your signature on the repair order will indicate your authorization of repairs at the price estimated.

You are entitled to the return of any or all replaced parts, except parts which must be returned to a manufacturer because of warranty and/or exchange agreement, if you request the parts at the time your order is taken.

Those parts which must be returned to the manufacturer will be made available for inspection to you at our shop for 10 business days after the repair if you request to see the parts at the time your repair order is taken.

Our turn-around time on repairs is usually less than three days, but may be more depending on whether non-stock parts are needed.

Click here for our address to send your unit.

Click here to go to our Boaterscatalog.com page and fill out the form to send with your unit. Click the 'Add To Cart' button and fill in all your information as if ordering from the catalog(you will not be charged).The form you fill out MUST be signed and attached to the outside of your box and a second copy signed and placed in a separate zip lock bag INSIDE your box. The reason for this is that we do not want to chance losing your unit or confusing it with one of the 20 or so that are always in the shop.


Example of 'average' service costs:

Service and reseal Hynautic H50, H60, H20-24, H80 helm - Average $200.00
Not including extra parts ie:bearings, balls, ball cage etc. when found to be damaged.

Service and reseal Hynautic H40 series - $375.00-$425.00 Not including extra parts ie:bearings, balls, ball cage etc. when found to be damaged. There is an additional charge for helms with tilt mechanisms attached

Aluminum cylinders - appx. $185.00 Not including extra parts ie:shafts, end caps etc. if needed(depending on the condition of the end caps and shaft)

Brass cylinders - We must see them to quote a price. Average rebuild cost $380.00-$495.00 Not including extra parts ie:shafts, rods etc. if found to be needed

Click here to go to our Boaterscatalog.com page and fill out the form to send with your unit. Click the 'Add To Cart' button and fill in all your information as if ordering from the catalog(you will not be charged).The form you fill out MUST be attached to the outside of your box and a second copy placed in a separate zip lock bag INSIDE your box. The reason for this is that we do not want to chance losing your unit or confusing it with one of the 20 or so that are always in the shop.

 

We can repair or rebuild any make and model of hydraulic steering or engine controls in our shop. We have a complete machine shop and can make any part that is not available from the original manufacturer. We also can sell you 'other brand' replacements for the units you have so that you have equal cubic inches to your old unit and the steering will react in the same way as the old unit did.

FYI: Replacing your unit with a new or used unit that you find on auction sites or in the classified sections of the paper will in many cases cost you more than taking care of the equipment you own. If you do not properly match the helm unit with the cylinder, your system will not function the way you expect.

If you don't find the information you need on this site, your fastest response will be if you e-mail us using our contact form, click here. You may call us Mon-Fri 8-5 Eastern time at 1-800-745-0765 and leave a message if there is no answer. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

We warrant our work for six months. Examples of voided warranties:

  • Your unit is opened up when you get it back for what ever reason!
  • You send us the unit a second time because it is not working and when we open it, find that it is full of rust, water, or some other oil than the approved or recommended fluid. (This could be because you did not clean out the rest of your system per our recommendation and rust, water, or some other fluid damages the unit that we repaired.)
  • Any damage to the unit caused by the end user or his representatives by hammering the steering wheel on, sitting on the steering wheel while driving the boat, pulling on the steering wheel in rough weather, etc. Please remember that your steering wheel in not a grab rail or leaning post.

Click here for our address to send your unit.

(form)

 

About Us | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | © Boating and Fishing, Inc.