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Old 04 December 2003, 06:25   #1
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What is the best hydraulic stearing?

I am going to have 2 Evinrude 250hp on my 8.5 Scorpion. I have problems finding the best stearing/value. I have talked to two owners with the same setup and they have the ordinary Seastar. They not happy with that, among otherw it has to be tigthend every 10 hour. I dont think racing stearing fits the engines, and they are too expensive.
How many turns on the stearing - wheel do I want from side to side, is 4 enough and 5.5 too much?
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Old 04 December 2003, 08:34   #2
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I have always had Hynautic steering fitted to my Ribs and would recommend them as I have not had any problems. My current boat has a pressure tank which you pump up to 25/30 psi so you never get any air in the system. It also makes bleeding the system a doddle.
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Hydraulic Steering Preferences

I agree! Seastar in preference to Hynautic. We have used both for the past six years on big motors and Seastar I feel is the best.
Don't know about any bleeding! problems. We run 250 and 300 hpdi's and it is fine to date. That's a commercial application as well.
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Use Seastar Pro in the race boat - saw a power bleeding system at METS in Amsterdam, might go for one of them, apparently it improves the feel although it would probly only make a differance to a race boat setup?
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Re: Hydraulic Steering Preferences

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I agree! Seastar in preference to Hynautic. We have used both for the past six years on big motors and Seastar I feel is the best.
Don't know about any bleeding! problems. We run 250 and 300 hpdi's and it is fine to date. That's a commercial application as well.

What kind of Sea Star do you use?
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