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Thread: Amphib hydraulics - manual only?

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    Amphib hydraulics - manual only?

    I'm looking at amphib floats. One opinion I've heard is that a manual-only hydraulic system is simple, lighter, reliable, and low maintenance. I like all of that, although it also seems like a lot of work if I was busy in a tight area. Interested in any opinions on this.

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    If you're interested in some useful commentary on the question I posted here, go to the BCP site.

    Upshot is that I heard more preference for a manual-only system due to simplicity and weight. But a pump is certainly more convenient. No one expressed any concern about safety issues beyond normal amphib/gear in right position issues. I'm going with the manual-only because I need every pound of useful load.

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