Making custom hydraulic hoses for the steering

By | March 5, 2017

The length of the hydraulic lines from the helm to the outboards is around 40′. Finding pre-made hoses of that length was difficult. Luckily Wazoo (My Boss) knows Steve Bouthot from PRC Industrial Supply in Portland Maine and he provided me with the 1/4″ and 3/8″ hydraulic hose on a roll and the stainless steel fittings so I could cut them to just the right length  for the Mercury Outboard system. He also provided the hydraulic crimping tool to attach the fittings.
I had never done this so I went to school. Just watch….


I still have three more lines to make to complete the system. Then it will need to be filled and bled to purge the air.

Stay tuned.

Hang to the Riggins,


One thought on “Making custom hydraulic hoses for the steering

  1. Bill

    Way cool. Great videography…you should do that for a living!


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