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SeaStar Hose, Tubing, Fittings, Accessories & Tools

SEASTAR and BAYSTAR Hydraulic Steering Systems
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CHAPTER
HOSE, TUBING, FITTINGS,
ACCESSORIES & TOOLS
Tubing/Hose
The tubing or hose requirements depend on the type of steering system
being considered. Please double check the application in which you
are using as in some cases Nylon or copper tube is not to be used.
APPLICATION TUBING/HOSE PAGE #
REQUIREMENTS
OUTBOARDS, INBOARDS, OUTBOARD HOSE 9-2– 9-6
SEASTAR POWER ASSIST, or
STERNDRIVE CYLINDER# HC5332
STERNDRIVES, SEADRIVES, 3/8" DIA. NYLON or 9-7– 9-12
INBOARDS, SEASTAR 1.4/1.7 COPPER TUBE
CAUTION: DO NOT USE NYLON TUBING IN OUTBOARD AND/OR POWER ASSIST
STEERING APPLICATIONS.
General Considerations
In most hydraulic steering installations the cylinder body moves as
the motor, outdrive or tiller arm is articulated. Provide sufficient hose
length to allow full-uninterrupted steering motion including trim and
tilt. If your splashwell is rated for a dual engine application or you
are mounting the engines on a gill bracket you must provide enough
steering hose to rig either twin or single engines. Inboard or Sterndrive
steering installations that use 3/8" copper or extruded nylon tube
must have a swaged hydraulic hose kit (HF5508) between the steering
cylinder and the rigid tube to provide a flexible connection.
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WARNING
DO NOT CUT OUTBOARD
HYDRAULIC HOSE.
WARNING
DO NOT use extruded nylon tubing with SeaStar Outboard cylinder,
HC5332 stern drive cylinders and/or SeaStar Power Assist
Applications.
SeaStar Steering Hose
Introduction
SeaStar Steering hoses are a custom multi-layered composite design,
engineered specifically for our systems. They are designed to exceed
SAE and ABYC specifications and provide precise steering control
not achievable with hydraulic industry standard hoses.
SeaStar Hoses are engineered to provide the system with very low
thermal expansion properties and are kink and abrasion resistant.
Our hoses also feature a swaged solid fitting connection with an
O-ring seal and a metal to metal backup to the primary seal.
Due to performance and safety concerns, SeaStar Solutions recommends
that ONLY SeaStar or SeaStar PRO steering hoses be used in
SeaStar Steering Systems.