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Old 02 December 2012, 15:38   #1
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Power steering

Interested in any views on Power steering from those who have used it or fitted it. How does the power drag affect battery/engine charging?

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I note this reverts to manual mode if power is lost
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Old 03 December 2012, 16:24   #2
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I haven't used this system but have used other power steering systems with out problems.

It claims low amp draw but doesn't say how low. I guess if your batteries have enough capacity it's no different to having lots of electronic instruments or a radar running except that its running all the time your at sea and you won't switch it on intermittently like you might a radar. I'd of thought your out board should be able to keep the batteries topped up sufficiently though.

What engine are you going for? The regular hydraulic systems work fine on all size outboards from experience and the power systems only feel a little lighter than a well maintained hydraulic system.

How many turns lock to lock is this system? Some hydraulic systems are up to 5 turns which can be a bit of a pain when doing a lot of close quarter manoeuvring.

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Old 03 December 2012, 16:31   #3
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Cheers , no idea on number of turns side to side. Engine should be yam 300 V6
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Should be fine on standard hydraulic; the LRV RIBs have twin 200s both standard rotation and they are easy enough to steer.
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Should be fine on standard hydraulic; the LRV RIBs have twin 200s both standard rotation and they are easy enough to steer.
as tim says,
seastar be fine why do volvo buy them and rebadge for 30 t 55ft boat,
i go for tilt helm
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