Replacing Copper Hyd Steering Line Question
I purchased a 1977 42 about two years ago. The boat was in nice shape and turn key ready to fish. I have been working steadily on her making improvements the whole time. Last spring I hauled the boat for a "two week" bottom job. Five and a half months later everything was new from the rub rail down.......
I have been focused on the interior ever since. While I was removing some old wiring I developed a leak in one of the 1/4" copper hydraulic steering return lines. It would be easy enough to fix by cutting the leaking spot out, double flare the line ends and use a double male coupling. My concern is much of the line is green and corroded and I am going to replace both return lines. Has anybody done this and what recommendations do you have regarding the type of line I should use? I have a pressurized system that generally stays around 20psi. I have been told they make a plastic line, similar to trim tab hose, that will work.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.