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New Hydraulic Pump

After three days on the bicycle I now know everybody who works on hydraulic systems here in Nouméa. Many hours later, in the cramped space of the aft locker, the new pump is finally installed. The old fittings did not fit. I had to get new hoses and adapters. After I was covered in hydraulic fluid all over, I finally learned how to properly bleed the pump, cylinder and the hoses (remove the air). All is up and running now. A reliable autopilot is the most important piece of equipment for long distance solo sailing. Easy is equipped with three independent autopilots.

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