Will throw this out to any shrimpers and commerical folks that follow this column...
Was wondering what U prefer in the area of hydraulics. Our vessel will have a diesel engine, transmission and 274 Hami jetpump. Will be for non commerical use, ie., fishing, shrimping and hunting. Would like to look into hydraulics during the design and build rather than later.
Builder has told us that we can upgrade our DC hydraulic unit for the reverse bucket on the Hamilton so that its possible to run 2 or 3 more accessories off of it. The cost for valve banks is about $150 for each line and could be added to the DC unit very easily.
What hydraulic accessories do you run and why?
Anything U would do different and any new products now on the market that have caught your eye?
Have U had any safety issues that have surfaced after installing or using the equipment?
Can a hydraulic pot puller on a davit be used successfully to also pull anchor if the bow roller is located on the same side of the vessel?
Anyone installed/use a bow steering system?
Any info appreciated and thank you.