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Old 30 April 2017, 15:20   #1
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Seastar / Baystar Hydraulic Hose

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Has anyone on here replaced their Seastar / Baystar hydraulic hose with non OE hoses?

It seems the spec for Seastar hose is only 3/8" with 1500psi pressure rating.

Higher rated hoses are available from most hydraulic suppliers for far less cost so I'm trying to work out what is so special about the Seastar stuff..?

If anyone has used anything else I'd be glad to hear of it.

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Old 30 April 2017, 16:34   #2
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I haven't any experience of the seastar/baystar hose but normal hydraulic hose can be specced with stainless fittings so no reason why it can't do the same job but it's likely to be thicker and maybe less flexible if you can live with that then it will be fine
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Old 01 May 2017, 03:05   #3
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Seastar / baystar is only 1000psi, seastar pro is 1500psi.

The hoses and ends are made by Parker however the crimp on ends to mate to the brass helm / ram unions are specific to seastar and you will have great difficulty sourcing them - Parker uk would only sell them in bulk i.e. 1000 when I wanted to shorten my hoses.

I once had a set of hoses that were aftermarket and came with screw in stainless adaptors to replace the unions on the cylinder and helm however the hoses were very bulky, more like jcb hoses, and I ended up replacing them with genuine hoses.
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Old 01 May 2017, 14:19   #4
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You can use 100R7 hose, this is a thermoplastic hose with much higher spec then the standard hoses you get with the steering system, but the days are almost over with re-usable fittings in the hydraulic world due to H&S standards, then ends would need to be crimped which is a straight forward job. I own a hydraulic company so happy to help where l can.

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Old 01 May 2017, 15:27   #5
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cheers for all the advice. I'll have a measure up to see exactly what lengths I need and make a few phone calls
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