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SeaStar/BayStar Hydraulic Steering: Typical Boat Designs

SEASTAR and BAYSTAR Hydraulic Steering Systems
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Typical Boat Designs that
use BayStar/SeaStar
Steering Systems
1
INFLATABLE
Boats manufactured from
waterproofed fabric which are inflated
with air in order to achieve their shape.
The bottom of the hull
may be made of fabric and/or fiberglass. They typically have
narrow transoms. Boats
may be single and/or dual engine, and
is generally slower than 40 mph.
2 CRUISER
Cuddy/express/bridge cruiser primarily designed for cruising. It
has overnight accommodations. Typically rigged with two steering
stations. Boats may be single and/or dual engine, and is generally
slower than 45 mph.
3
RUNABOUT
Intended for day boating. Typically a single engine, but, can be a dual
engine boat. This includes tournament Ski boats and performance
outboards. Boat speeds are generally slower than 60 mph.
4 FISH ā€œNā€ SKI
Single engine boat designed for day fishing or skiing in protected
waters. Boats speeds are generally slower than 40 mph.
5 FISH BOAT
Boat primarily designed and equipped for offshore fishing. May
be rigged with a second station and may have single and/or
dual outboards. Speeds are generally slower than 50 mph.
6 CENTER CONSOLE
Boats with the control station located on the center line of the
boat. Designed specifically for fishing, may be single and/or dual
engine(s). Boat speeds are generally slower than 65 mph.
7 BASS BOAT
Single engine designed specifically for fishing in protected
waters and has a flat bottomed hull. Generally performance
orientated and speeds in excess of 60 mph.
8 PONTOON
Twin or triple hull boats. Single and dual engine capable.
Generally speeds to not exceed 60
mph. Note: High steering
loads when
equipped with engines over 115 HP.
9 CATAMARAN
Twin hull vessels. Typically twin engine boats where the use of a
mechanical tiebar is not possible. Speeds to not exceed 60 mph.
10 COMMERCIAL/WORK/RESCUE/RACE
Any of the above noted boats but used in a more severe environ-
ment. Take special care when selecting a system for these boats
to ensure that you have both comfortable and safe steering.