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Old 26 October 2009, 13:52   #1
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Hydraulic steering systems and older outboards.

Will I be able to link up a brand new hydraulic steering system on a new boat with an older honda 15hp outboard? It has a tiller and the previous boat used the old fashoined cable steering system.

Is this possible?

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Old 26 October 2009, 14:40   #2
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Is there a reason why you want hydraulic steering for a 15hp engine.

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We are replacing an old boat with a new one which comes with the hydraulics but we don't want to buy a new engine.
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I dont see any reason why it wouldn't fit if its previously had some sort of steering on. Your best bet would be to find out what make of steering it is and look on there website or contact them to see if it fits your engine. Its overkill on a 15hp tho.

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Its overkill on a 15hp tho.
That's a bit of a sweeping statement. I've fitted a few hyd steering systems to 10-20hp motors, not for the ease of steering, but to avoid the steering cable being in the way. L&S or similar use a small diameter nylon hose, very flexible and easy to fix out of the way!
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I was just trying to say unless necessary it can be an unnecessary expense.

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Thanks for the help guys. We are replacing the boat but keeping the outboard so it is the only option really. I think its a much better solution TBH.
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