While working in the aft bildge I noticed the hydraulic ram for the boats steering on the rudder shelf. In the engine compartment there is a canister which I guess is full of hydraulic fluid with a pressure gauge on it. This is connected to another fitting with several hydraulic lines coming out of it with an electric motor also tied into this hydraulic system. My questions are what turns on the electric pump and if the pump fails is this like losing power steering in your car and would I know it, would it be obvious or is there enough mechanical advantage with just the wheel without the pump? I've tried to find/googled a operating manual for my system but have just turned up the un-powered or the "manual" Hynautic manual. Is there a special name for Powered hynautic steering system and is there a way to confirm its all working as it should? The boat turns fine but it doesn't "feel" like power steering the thing is I don't have any idea what power steering on this size or any other boat should feel like. I have drivin a friends 1989 32 black fin express and the feel is about the same to me but I don't know if he has the same steering system.