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Old 29 July 2015, 15:50   #1
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Steering Dilemma.

So after fitting a new A- Frame, LED nav lights and Metz aerial and a couple of new wing-backs I wanted to fit hydraulic steering ( Baystar ) on Imogen but after hadd pointed out to me that the steering wheel would have to come out an extra 6 cm there would be very little room for me to sit.

So if I can't have hydraulic which is the best cable steering I can get ?? appreciate your thoughts and advice on this thanks...

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Old 29 July 2015, 16:28   #2
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Hi Kerny

Why not have a stainless steel or aluminium "Sinker Pot" made up, to sink the hydraulic pump head in to the dash? This would have a flange with a ring of bolts to secure it to the console. The pump head could then just be bolted in to it. My business could make you this quite easily if you have a specific pump in mind. I'm guessing you're looking at one of the seastar pumps?

See attached concept drawings I've just put together..
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Old 29 July 2015, 17:09   #3
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Old 29 July 2015, 17:21   #4
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seastar already sell a similar recess adapter (they sell a baystar edition i think), i don't know how much that shiny alum one would be but the seastar part is about 90 quid. i have never looked into the baystar option.




you can also just buy a rear mount kit right off the bat if you prefer-

http://www.seastarsolutions.com/prod...ar-mount-helm/

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Old 29 July 2015, 18:20   #5
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The newer Baystar helm is just a rebadged Seastar 1.7 helm so the Seastar recess kit will fit the baystar fine.

I have had Seastar and Baystar for years in all my boats and wouldn't want a boat without nowadays.
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if you want to stick to teleflex (much cheaper) then i liked my old non feedback system.

Teleflex No Feedback Safe T II Boxed Steering Kit

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What a Class looking A Frame. Is that frame made up from bending a straight section of pipe or by welding in the bends? I think I would struggle to get that type of work done this side of the pond. Is it very heavy?

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Ivor, thanks for that and if you can do it cheaper than Seastar / Baystar
I would be interested :thumbup:

dubrus, thanks for the links and at least now I know that I can still fit a hydraulic system

Phantom, thanks for the clarification :thumbup:
TSM, thanks and yes all done by bending straight pipe, only welding is on the side bars and plates .and at a guess I would say that it weighs about 10 stone at least :thumbup:
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Old 30 July 2015, 07:50   #9
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I think I would struggle to get that type of work done this side of the pond.


1. Crana Engineering, Buncrana

2. "Steely" Steve c/o Redbay Boats

3. GNG - Cushendall

...and I wasn't even looking

All absolutely top quality work - none of it cheap.
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Thats up North. Down here they tend to take the lazy option and use pre fabricated bends to achieve the required angles. As you can imagine this is not as strong as the bending of pipes

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