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Old 05 December 2005, 08:58   #11
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Yep, we've got Seastar on ours too, nice unit and has a lovely "feel" to it.

What surprised me about ours is that it is in fact the "Pro" version that Cookee referred to also. Considering the XS-RIB is regarded as a budget-friendly RIB it was to nice to know that they didn't skimp on the important things.

Cookee, any chance you could enlighten me on the differences between the "Pro" and standard models??
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Old 05 December 2005, 10:19   #12
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Cookee, any chance you could enlighten me on the differences between the "Pro" and standard models??
The pro is used in high performance applications where you have lots of power and the boat is leaving the water frequently. The valves all operate at higher relief pressures and the hoses are stronger - this means that when the boat re-enters the water the shock load to the valves don't blow off so easily, and when you want to steer against the torque it actually moves the steering instead overpowering the valves.
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Old 05 December 2005, 10:27   #13
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Thanks, makes sense! Probably not needed on a 150/ 6m setup but it's peace of mind I guess, although she does leave the water frequently
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The pro is used in high performance applications where you have lots of power and the boat is leaving the water frequently. The valves all operate at higher relief pressures and the hoses are stronger - this means that when the boat re-enters the water the shock load to the valves don't blow off so easily, and when you want to steer against the torque it actually moves the steering instead overpowering the valves.
Do you know what pressure the SeaStar pressure relief valves operate at? I can't find details anywhere.

The ultraflex stuff is 1000psi/70bar.
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Sea start for me on my 200 never been an issue
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how much is seastar?

does anyone have a rough idea how much seastar hydraulic steering will cost? is it around 720?
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Here's RRP info:http://www.hypromarine.com/2403/info.php?p=6&pno=0
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does anyone have a rough idea how much seastar hydraulic steering will cost? is it around 720?
Visit Hypro Marine in Lymington - I got my seastar kit from them for a lot less than 720.

www.hypromarine.com
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Have a look at this: http://www.hypromarine.com/2403/frames.php

These guys supply all the Sea star and Bay star systems to all the retailers in the area.

Phone them and you'll find them really helpful and will be happy to mix and match to your requirments Chris. Say for instance you want a faster lock to lock than the standard....They'll supply you with a higher capacity helm unit.

Have a look mate.

PS. Don't tell anyone but I got the cheepest quote for mine with Kevin Mole on the IOW and that included delivery by hoovercraft.
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