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Old 20-02-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Seastar pro steering

Just been looking on seastar website and it says, Do not use if, you use chopper,cleaver or surface piercing props.
Trim tabs removed.
Boat exceeds 75mph.
Power exceeds max hp rating for boat.
Engine jacked high on transom

Who uses seastar pro and how many of the above warnings do you ignore ?
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Old 20-02-2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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Found this

NFBTM SeaStar® Pro Steering Kit
Designed for high performance boats with single non-power-assisted outboards up to 300 H.P. & boats using high performance propellers and jack plates
4.0 turns from lock-to-lock
Utilizes a patented No FeedBack, low friction steering system
Compact 16" profile
Meets A.B.Y.C standards & N.M.M.A. certification requirements
Includes helm, cylinder, hoses, fittings, oil, bleeder kit and detailed instructions


http://www.go2marine.com/g2m/action/...1&WT.mc_id=fr1
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Old 20-02-2006, 10:15 PM   #3
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steering

We have used Seastar for some time now it is possibly the best available. & still as safe if not safer than any other type of steering. At the end of the day you always rely on ONE Bolt !!

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Old 20-02-2006, 10:15 PM   #4
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I found this http://ww2.seastarsteering.com/OUTBOARD/oboard.htm and click on front mount steering
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Old 20-02-2006, 10:18 PM   #5
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Bob can you pm me a price for a front mount cylinder?
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Bob can you pm me a price for a front mount cylinder?
Mutznutz has one for sale s/h but as new
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Re: Seastar pro steering

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Originally posted by roofer
Just been looking on seastar website and it says, Do not use if, you use chopper,cleaver or surface piercing props.
Trim tabs removed.
Boat exceeds 75mph.
Power exceeds max hp rating for boat.
Engine jacked high on transom

Who uses seastar pro and how many of the above warnings do you ignore ?
nope i don't for that very reason
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Old 21-02-2006, 12:14 AM   #9
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Have you thought about Hydrive
http://www.hydrive.com.au/site/home.html

"Bullhorn" 1200 HP (Combined)

Mr Rob has it I think.
None of the seastar restrictions or warnings


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Old 21-02-2006, 09:15 AM   #10
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Yeh its a nice system.
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Don't forget that Teleflex is the US distributor - havn't seen any such warnings from Hypro Marine the UK distributors ............... Always used Seastar pro and broke some of those "rules" - never had any problem!
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Old 21-02-2006, 05:02 PM   #12
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Don't forget that Teleflex is the US distributor - havn't seen any such warnings from Hypro Marine the UK distributors ......
Erm, actually, Teleflex are the manufacturers of Seastar Steering, and you may not have seen any written warning from Hypro, but if you speak to Steve he'll tell you;

"Do not use if, you use chopper,cleaver or surface piercing props.
Trim tabs removed.
Boat exceeds 75mph.
Power exceeds max hp rating for boat.
Engine jacked high on transom"

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Old 21-02-2006, 05:05 PM   #13
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Re: steering

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. At the end of the day you always rely on ONE Bolt !!

Bob

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Yeh, but at least with Mayfair/Latham/Imco etc it's a fecking big bolt!!!!!!

And everyone is a Seastar distributor!
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Re: Re: steering

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Originally posted by OCRDA
We have used Seastar for some time now it is possibly the best available. & still as safe if not safer than any other type of steering. At the end of the day you always rely on ONE Bolt !!

Bob

(Seastar Distributor)

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Originally posted by Tony Davis
Yeh, but at least with Mayfair/Latham/Imco etc it's a fecking big bolt!!!!!!

And everyone is a Seastar distributor!

Tiller bolt failures are generally caused by excess shock loading as a result of the bolt being loose, fatigue or just simply exceeding the shear strength of the bolt.

The tiller bolt suplied with Seastar is a nothing special stainless steel bolt and so can easily be improved upon. Mercury do a range of uprated stainless steel tiller bolts made by ARP. ARP make some of the strongest comercially available bolts in the world so you can be sure that these uprated tiller bolts are feckin strong!!!

The following are all ARP tiller/steering bolts (all the same material, just different lengths)

Mercury Part#
10-849838 = 1.25"
10-875273-138 = 1.38"
10-875273-150 = 1.50"
10-875273-162 = 1.62"


So use one of the above bolts check it for tightness regularly and replace it periodicaly and all should be well!!!

Here is ARP's site.Check it out!!!
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