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Old 28 March 2008, 15:53   #1
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Tiller steering 250hp

http://uk.boats.com/news-reviews/dis....html?id=13560

I was stunned to find out that Mercury offer tiller steering up to 250hp - should be fun on a Zapcat!!!
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That's hilarious! I wonder if it's pull start too?!
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Hee hee. Probably manual tilt as well........ Had that been posted tomorrow, I would have been slightly less curious!

Makes you wonder, at 250 is what you can't actually see from the angle of the photo is that it is in fact about 8' long?


That has to be a typo, surely?
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Nah,it's probably got its own onboard hydraulic assist. Looks like a hydraulic steering setup on it.


Can't really se why though.
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Google is your friend...


http://www.mercurymarine.com/engines...rds/bigtiller/
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Apparently they introduced it because people were making their own with bits of scaffolding pole etc!!!
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Someone needs to tell the MCA it's stupid they require emergency steering, needed it for my last boat and a 225 opti.
Would have been great fun as the controls were about 6ft away
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Nah,it's probably got its own onboard hydraulic assist. Looks like a hydraulic steering setup on it.
Yeah. the quick look I gave it yesterday I thought someone had just had 10 mins with Photoshop!

I can see the point in emergency steering, but surely if you have lost your steerirng on a 250Hp, surely you'd be somewhat safer going for your tiller steer aux?

Even if it was hydraulic assist, surely the whole reason you would need it would likely be a hydraulics failure in your steering that would render the tiller useless too?
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Yeah. the quick look I gave it yesterday I thought someone had just had 10 mins with Photoshop!

I can see the point in emergency steering, but surely if you have lost your steerirng on a 250Hp, surely you'd be somewhat safer going for your tiller steer aux?

Even if it was hydraulic assist, surely the whole reason you would need it would likely be a hydraulics failure in your steering that would render the tiller useless too?
Jono's link seemed to "explain" it - if you "need" a big engine but don't want a console getting in the way.
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Tillered outboards up to 200hp are quite common in North America. It frees up alot of deck space for things like ATVs and such.
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