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Old 19 May 2004, 15:50   #1
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power steering

anyone know the weight of a typical power steering system for a 200-250hp outboard.

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You mean hydraulic?
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er yes sorry
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Try having a look here: http://www.seastarsteering.com/
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yeah been there couldnt find anything
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http://www.hypromarine.com/ They are the importers of seastar and baystar - if the info isn't there they are very helpfull - give em a call!
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Not sure if anyone else has suffered in a similar way but my seastar steering sprung a leak at the weekend.

The fluid was coming out at the base of the steering column casing.

I put it down to the hot weather and the fluid expanding but has anyone else ever had this with hydraulic steering systems?

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OK, it's visible at the base, but has it dribbled down from the top?
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Not sure if anyone else has suffered in a similar way but my seastar steering sprung a leak at the weekend.

The fluid was coming out at the base of the steering column casing.

I put it down to the hot weather and the fluid expanding but has anyone else ever had this with hydraulic steering systems?

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Phil, yes though mine was from the steering rams, presumably the weakest link. Think its the black colour of the cylinder not helping, however once the pressure is relieved by releasing the pump filler plug it normally stops. There is an o ring under the steering wheel which has also caused a leak in the past.

My steering tends to need an odd tea spoon of oil every so often.

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Thanks for the info Pete.

Richard

I didn't take the column outer cover off at the time because the boat is still under warranty. I called Gemini UK on Monday morning and they have arranged for an engineer to replace the unit on Friday.

Major big up to Gemini for their prompt action and good customer service.

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