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Old 05 October 2014, 09:26   #1
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Seastar tilt helm

Looking at Seastar tilt helms & there appear to be 2 types, one has a corrugated rubber boot & the other is a solid plastic ball & socket type arrangement. I can't find out what the difference is between the 2, & Hypro marines website is a nightmare. Could anyone enlighten me & point out any problems/advantages with either type.

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Im guessing the boot is to cover the ball? poss. I really dont know just a guess
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Im guessing the boot is to cover the ball? poss. I really dont know just a guess
Nope, the 2 types are very different shapes.
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To confuse matters - there are three types

SeaStar Sport Tilt | SeaStar Solutions

Details in the menu to the mid-right
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I can't remember what make came with my verado but it was the ball type and it was fine, no problems at all
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The ranges vary slightly with each; I suspect the mechanicals are all pretty much the same.

You can compare the 3 tilt helms (and the fixed ones) by using the menu on the right side of this page:
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Cheers fellas, I'm still not much wiser as to the difference between the 3 types though, they all seem to do exactly the same
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Prob down to cost as well Dave
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The old classic tilt does not come with a pro pump. The sport is with pro pump. The New Sport Plus looks much like the old classic, but now features the pro pump.
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