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Old 05 July 2009, 10:53   #1
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Hydraulic Steering

I've just got hold of a Yammie 70 2 stroke and and I have a hydraulic Steering kit. does anybody run a small engine with hydraulic steering or am I being a wuss thinking about putting it on
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Old 05 July 2009, 11:04   #2
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Your being a tart and need to give the steering kit to the wimp over here
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Old 05 July 2009, 12:13   #3
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I had hydraulic steering on my 4.7m/Merc 60. It was much nicer to drive than with the cable steering fitted before it.
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Old 05 July 2009, 18:20   #4
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Well the last engine I had that didnt use hydraulics was a 135 so I'd say you were indeed a fluff bag ,.. now where did I put me cappucino with carpet tack topping
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Old 05 July 2009, 22:23   #5
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Running a 115 on a Seastar kit.

Not as small an engine, but smaller than a 300.

I like the ease of turning and the lack of maintenance (aside from fluid checks), but usually hydraulic helms have a higher lock-to-lock turn count than cable.

I would say go for it.

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Hydraulics Every Time

The maintenance aspect, or rather the lack of it with hydraulics, would be the winner for me. Though of course, if you are muscularly challenged, that may also be a factor
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Old 06 July 2009, 10:41   #7
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Hydraulic Steering

Have a 5mt Rib 60 Yamaha and Hydraulic Steering.

Much nicer than cable, would reccomend fitting.

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Old 06 July 2009, 11:35   #8
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despite the banter on here comedy as it is - if you've got it mate use it its gona be well nice
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I had hydraulic on a 5m 60HP fitted RIB and wouldn't have a RIB of any size again without it.
Cables were a PITA and after replacing two within a year due to wear becoming apparent (routing was as good as it was ever going to be on a small narrow RIB) I fitted Hydraulic and never looked back.
It made the boat so much nicer to use, although you will have to pay more attention to your trim tab than with NFB steering or you will be turning the wheel to go straight!
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Old 08 July 2009, 04:22   #10
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Sounds good I guess my arms have done enough work over the years anyway
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