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Offline purpleheart

steering
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:26:41 PM »
thinking of biting the bullett for hydraulic steering 17seachaser skiptop 90 honda any suggestions
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 04:39:38 PM by purpleheart »

Offline Wiley

Re: steering
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 05:01:55 PM »
Yup I thought about it, after advice from West Marine I went with replacement sea star... used to take both arms to turn it... now it’s 2 fingers and a whole lot cheaper and easier.. in fact it turns so easy I need to put the accessory kit on so it won’t turn itself...
96 sea explorer 15'-11" new 90 etec named (wutz wuzn cuzn)
10' Don Hill Pram
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Offline Diablo

Re: steering
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 05:22:25 PM »
Go for it. You willing never look back and wish you had cables. Seastar seems most available. Check recommend unit for your motor and away you go.
'98 19SR  '15 E Tec 115, '10 Honda 8
'88 17SR  '90 Johnson 90, Honda 8, SOLD

Online Fisherdv

Re: steering
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 05:55:59 PM »
I got Baystar system on my boat when I bought it new. Love it. I think for your motor you want the Baystar system. The Seastar system for motors over 150 hp. Use the Seastar hoses though
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 05:59:44 PM by Fisherdv »
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline First Cabin

Re: steering
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 08:23:04 PM »
thinking of biting the bullett for hydraulic steering 17seachaser skiptop 90 honda any suggestions

By all means, do it!  Install the bulkhead hydraulic hoses and seal the motor well at the same time.  Lots of extra work, but so worth it!

First:  1982 15' SeaHunter, Yamaha 70 2-stroke, Yamaha F6
Second:  1987 17' SeaRanger, Merc 90 2-stroke, Yamaha F8
Current:  2002 17' SeaChaser, Yamaha F100, Yamaha T8

Re: steering
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 07:06:26 AM »
Do it. As others have said, it makes steering the boat easy. I like that the boat won't veer off if you leave the helm for a minute or two.
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

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Re: steering
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 08:49:39 AM »
Ibid...   :rimshot:

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Re: steering
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 08:32:20 PM »
Worth every nickel. There seem to be two popular products that make up the majority of the installs (mentioned above).  So nice to be able to leave the helm and have the boat continue to go straight.
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

Offline GregE

Re: steering
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 09:28:03 PM »
et al     :wink:

Lots of threads on this with pictures even 
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: steering
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 10:39:58 PM »
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