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Old 11 December 2003, 03:11   #1
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Hydraulic Steering

Dear all,

I am considering fitting hydraulic steering to my Humber 5.5m/Mariner 75 setup.

Any advice gratefully recieved; what make and where to buy? Is it worth doing and is it easy to fit?

Thanks in advance

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Old 11 December 2003, 03:46   #2
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Hydraulic steering so smoothhh
There are two types that i have used, 1 type the ram moves and the other type the ram is fixed to the engine, I prefer the fixed ram much neater job
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Old 11 December 2003, 04:30   #3
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We use Seastar in the race boat - they do a lower power version called Baystar - it's all easy to fit, just need to read the instructions for bleeding it properly because it only works if you do it as per the book!
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Old 11 December 2003, 04:31   #4
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Hi

Hyd' Steering is good, but i wouldn't go to the expense on a 75hp.

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Agree with JAHNO no need for hydraulics on a 75 engine. May be you can also consider using heavy duty steering set up??
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As Cookee says, the Baystar system is excellent, but it retails for 400 + vat. Vetus do a nice system rated to 150hp, retails for a little less and can be ordered from your local chandlery.

If price is an issue, then the cheapest I know of is a system known as L & S ( something & Schmitt I believe) I can't remember who is currently suppling it, but it's a budget priced system that's excellent value for money. Might be worth giving Lee at Fairweather Marine a call, I'm sure I've seen it on a couple of his motors!
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Old 12 December 2003, 06:20   #7
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Agree with JAHNO no need for hydraulics on a 75 engine. May be you can also consider using heavy duty steering set up??
I don't agree. Hydraulic steering will take the play out of the system and this will improve the handling markedly. However, look out for the number of turns lock to lock or you could be very busy during your trips.
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Old 12 December 2003, 06:32   #8
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I have seastar on my boat and its very good
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Old 12 December 2003, 16:14   #9
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We got there in the end!!

Found the company that distributes L & S steering. http://www.europeanmarine.co.uk/page27.htm
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