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Old 15 September 2014, 11:10   #1
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Hi I would like some help to decide which hydraulic steering is perfect for me. I have a R.I.B powered with a Honda BF90D vtec the top speed is around 79km ph. I am not sure which steering to chose if it is the baystar or Seastar by teleflex.the baystar is up to 150hp but up to 60km and the baystar meets the speed but it is up to 300hp. can you help me decide which is the perfect one for me. Thanks Jason
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Either would work; Seastar is made a little more heavy duty, I think. I've got Seastar on my 18' RIB, pushing a Yam F115.

One thing to look at is the lock to lock measurement you get with the different systems. Depends on both the helm and the cylinder you use for your motor.

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Old 16 September 2014, 13:06   #3
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Personally I'd go for the Seastar.
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I have asked the Teleflex which is the good one for me and they told me seastar HK6400A
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Hydrive was recommended to me as the baystar quality has in past years.

I have a Hydrive admiral system and is silky smooth when I used it on my last outboard i could steer with one finger if I wanted it was that easy to steer
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Teleflex is the parent company that makes both Seastar and Baystar.

There are other options; just kind of hard to find.

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I have hydrive on one and seastar on the other boat. The hydrive is better quality in my opinion.
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I've had a Baystar system on a 90 4 stroke and it'll be fine for your application. These are rated to 150hp and the quoted max speed you read about will be for a 150hp unit which will produce much more torque than your 90.

Which ever one you choose you can mix and match your Steering helm and cylinders to give you the right ratio of turns lock to lock. My current Teleflex system is a Sea Star and turns 11/2 to Port and the same to Starboard (3 turns Lock to Lock). I believe the kit ones are more like 5 turns.
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I have asked seastar and the replied with this
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Anybody got any experience with these?

5 year warranty is tempting and Bill Higham have been around a while.......

I'm after a system for my 530 Pro which will get a nice shiny Honda BF100 in a month or two.

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