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SeaStar Hydraulic Steering

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SeaStar Hydraulic Steering
Our manual hydraulic steering systems are simple and efficient. The basic system consists of four main components;
1) the helm pump, 2) the cylinder, 3) the hose or tubing required to connect the cylinder to the helm pump, and
4) genuine SeaStar Steering Fluid.
These basic components are necessary in all applications. However, as the system variables increase (i.e.: multiple
engines, rudders, steering stations, power assist and autopilots), additional components may be required.
1. THE HELM UNIT
The helm pump is an axial piston pump specifically designed for
manual steering. It has a built-in lock valve to prevent the steering
load from feeding back to the driver. The lock valve will not
allow the rudder or drive unit to move until you move it with the
steering wheel. The lock valve section of the helm also includes a
relief valve. This relief valve provides over-pressure protection for
mechanical components and hydraulic hoses and fittings.
2. THE CYLINDER
The most important differences between the variety of steering
systems available is the cylinder selection. Both BayStar and
SeaStar systems have a cylinder for most steering applications.
3. HOSES AND TUBES
Required to provide a path for the fluid to flow under pressure
from the helm pump to the cylinder.
SeaStar 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.
Due to performance and safety concerns, SeaStar recommends
that ONLY SeaStar or SeaStar Pro hoses be used in SeaStar steering
systems.
4. STEERING FLUID
Due to recent upgrades to our steering system components,
SeaStar Solutions recommends use of SeaStar Steering Fluid Only
in our hydraulic steering systems. SeaStar steering systems have
been engineered and validated using our proprietary SeaStar
Hydraulic Steering Fluid. SeaStar steering fluid is engineered
with a special additive package that contains anti-foaming and
anti-rust agents, anti-oxidants, viscosity stabilizers, corrosion
inhibitors, wear additives as well as water emulsification adders
that were formulated not to harm or degrade our components.
It is highly recommended that SeaStar Steering Fluid be used to
ensure optimum system performance and safety.
SeaStar Hydraulic Steering
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