I have a 17ft bowrider with a Volvo penta 4.3. It has the power assisted steering and the cylinder is leaking steering fluid. I have yet to decide how I want to go about fixing it but I was curious if you knew if I could run it with out the power assisted steering. I want to use it this weekend. I could just take the belt off and not drive the pump. I don't think I could hurt anything but I want to run it by you guys. I can't imagine the steering being that hard anyways. I mean there was once a time that boats didn't have all the fancy stuff to break. Anyways here's the steering system I have.