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Outboard Steering Selection Guide

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HYDRAULIC
systems
* Superior feel
* Ideal for higher
torque applications
* Reduces driver fatigue
* Flexible number of
turns lock-to-lock
As specialists in
the art of steering,
SeaStar Solutions
takes the
recommendation of
steering systems very
seriously especially
as modern outboard
engines become
more powerful.
Unlike other steering
manufacturers we
prefer to make
systems
recommendations
based on “optimum
comfort” and safety.
MECHANICAL RACK
More efficient than
Mechanical Rotary steering,
Rack helms require more
mounting space side to side
behind dash.
BAYSTAR
The latest edition to the SeaStar family featuring the same
trademark “pivot” design seen in the world renowned
SeaStar outboard cylinder.
SEASTAR
The most popular hydraulic cylinder in the world, featuring
a unique “pivot” design that ensures optimum efficiency
in all applications (SINGLE or MULTIPLE) engine.
SEASTAR PRO
Featuring the patented design SeaStar Pro helm, for use
with high torque SINGLE outboard applications such as high
performance bass boats.
SEASTAR POWER ASSIST
Designed for use with SeaStar hydraulic cylinders,
dramatically reducing steering effort in heavy/high torque
applications. The Pro version is specifically designed for
high torque SINGLE outboard applications such as high
performance bass boats.
MECHANICAL ROTARY
Compact housing allows
installation where behind
dash space is limited.
MECHANICAL
systems
* Inexpensive
* Simple installation
* Fixed number of turns
lock-to-lock
step 1
step 2
step 3
which
outboard
steering
system?
RACK - NO FEED BACK
For more comfort and control,
NFB steering locks out load created by propeller
torque.
NFB is recommended as replacement
steering for all non-power assisted outboards.
Replacement for original helm as specified by
the boat manufacturer.
ROTARY - NO FEED BACK
For more comfort and control,
NFB steering locks out load created by propeller
torque.
NFB is recommended as replacement
steering for all non-power assisted outboards.
Replacement for original helm as specified by
the boat manufacturer.
NOTE:
Some high performance
boats/engine combina-
tions develop instability
at high speed. Instability
becomes more prevalent in
boats faster than 50 MPH.
Dual-cable steering or
SeaStar PRO systems are
recommended by SeaStar
Solutions and engine
manufacturers for these
boats.
IMPORTANT:
No FeedBack Steering
MUST NOT be used in dual
station, power-assisted, or
autopilot installations!
(Mechanical Systems Only)
Please use these guides to
assist in making your
selection, but remember
that the recommendations
are general in nature.
Any boat/steering system
combination should be
water-tested by the
installer to ensure safe and
dependable steering.
Displacement hulls do
react differently than plan-
ing hulls. As a result, the
type of hull on the boat,
as well as the horsepower,
may affect steering system
selection.
If in doubt,
please contact SeaStar
Solutions Technical Service
for assistance.
STEERING - Outboard Selection Guide