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Balanced and Unbalanced Cylinder

How can we tell the difference?

Balanced Cylinders have a shaft extending from both ends of the cylinder. It uses the exact same amount of fluid to turn in both directions.

Unbalanced Cylinders have a shaft extending from only one end of the cylinder and requires less fluid to steer the engine/rudder in one direction than the other.

If you join two unbalanced cylinders opposing each other then they function like a balanced cylinder.

If the steering system is unbalanced depending on the pump you may need to purchase an unbalanced kit.