wondering if anyone has any experience or knowledge of the Lecomble & Schmitt LS150 Pro hydraulic steering system vs the usual Baystar system
LECOMBLE & SCHMITT - hydraulic steering systems for outboard up to 150 H.P. (LS France - official website)
Both are about the same price, give or take.
Both seem to come with the make-your-own hoses,
both rated at 150 hp (I'm looking to mount on a 100 2-stroke).
4.8 turns vs 5 turns lock-to-lock, so both the pump and cylinders are around the same capacity.
Baystar helm extends 100mm behind the console, the LS only 69mm which is preferable for me as I have a battery box behind the existing cable steering.
LS cylinder unit appears to protrude an extra ~20mm into the boat from the transom compared to Baystar. Not really an issue I think with all the other cables etc at the stern going into the engine.
Both are NFB (LS has 'lock valve' on pump - I presume this serves as NFB?)
Can anyone convince me why I should buy one over the other?
Application is for 5.5 tornado dive/ski tow boat with 100hp 2 stroke, to replace existing worn cable steering for one with lighter steering effort.