Are there any alternatives to the normal trim pumps that come with hyd diverters? I bought a used diverter with actuator but no pump. I sure as hell am not going to pay what they want for a new pump. $400 pump for a $1500 boat dont add up.
What about using a power steering pump? Yeah I know the drag on the engine would rob a few horsepower. Im not worried... im not setting any speed records as it is. The pressure relief could prob be lowered as I cant see the system needing more than 50 psi or some small number like that. Then set up a 3 way valve to actuate the diverter.
Or what about getting another cylinder (actuator) and doing a lever actuated master/slave system similar to a hydraulic clutch? There cant be that much force to move them, they can be cable operated by hand.
Or a source for a cheap self contained pump?