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Old 21 October 2015, 05:50   #1
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Wanted hydraulic steering kit

Hi looking for kit for my rib with 60hp mariner two stroke. What you got?


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Old 21 October 2015, 14:14   #2
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I don't have one but for your setup i would never buy hydraulic, just get a decent non feedback helm. Be much cheaper too!
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Old 21 October 2015, 14:28   #3
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if you change to a non feedback helm will that get rid of the 1/8 turn of freeplay I have at the wheel and would I have to change the cable at the same time
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Old 21 October 2015, 14:37   #4
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I know it's expensive, but I have fitted a stainless a frame and sikaflexed and bolted it in, went to put the steering cable back though the tilt tube and it won't line up now as the stainless tube sits in the way. Only solution I can see now is to fit hydraulic or remove engine and slide it to one side, didn't really want to disturb it. And the cable had a lot of play. Will post a pic when it light.


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I have seastar on mine, the brand new design one with the new ram design. The old ones had a design flaw if you like that meant seals could fail prematurely, mines lasted 2 years for reference before it failed. I have read from 6 months upwards though so YMMV. You can't buy the seals to rebuild them here, they suggest you just buy a new ram here...... No thanks.... . Can buy rebuild kits in states or source your own seals.

Mines was under warranty so I got the new design with a cleaning seal effectively to stop dirt getting in when you use the steering. I think it is over 1k to buy and I don't think they are worth the money in terms of feel.

There is more or less the same play in my seastar that my non feedback helm had. Unfortunately, over 150hp or so there is little option but hydraulic.

I would just move whatever you need to and put the cable back on, 60hp is very easy to move about anyway. If you have excessive play then replace accordingly of course.

You are giving you self a lot of work when 15 mins will unbolt the engine, it is your money though
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Old 21 October 2015, 15:31   #6
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if you change to a non feedback helm will that get rid of the 1/8 turn of freeplay I have at the wheel and would I have to change the cable at the same time
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That is impossible to answer definitively, it depends if what you have is worn. I would say that 1/8th slop is pretty normal though. My hydraulic system is more or less the same as my non feedback was. I. E if at 12 it won't start to do anything until maybe 2 on a clock.
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That is impossible to answer definitively, it depends if what you have is worn. I would say that 1/8th slop is pretty normal though. My hydraulic system is more or less the same as my non feedback was. I. E if at 12 it won't start to do anything until maybe 2 on a clock.
cheers sounds like there's nothing wrong with mine then about the same as yours .that's saved me some money
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Wanted hydraulic steering kit

might just order a new cable then. Just need a engine crane next as 108kgs too much for me. Thanks


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You don't need a crane for 60hp really, maybe easier yes if you can borrow one.

You could rig up something from your A frame to keep engine upright if it is a good A frame?. I. E skeg on ground via raising the jockey wheel then rig up straps to help keep it upright if you need it. A couple of strong friends will also help though

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Thanks you got me thinking now 👍


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