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Steering Options Based on Engine Type (Cont.)

8
®
All Inboards & Non-Power Assisted Stern Drives
denotes Tilt Steering available for this product
Stern Drives (without power steering): SeaStar or NFB 4.2 No FeedBack Steering is recommended for non-
power-assisted stern drives and small inboards. SeaStar is recommended for all vessels using autopilots.
Inboards: Big-T®, SeaStar, SeaStar Capilano™, and SeaStar Power Steering are available for various inboard and sail
boats. SeaStar® is recommended for vessels with dual stations and those using autopilots. Big-T is the only
mechanical steering system currently offered for twin station boats. Big-T service parts are available or you
can upgrade to SeaStar.
Jet Boats: SeaStar Solutions has supplied many versions of steering for jet boats. If you are replacing jet boat
steering, please get the part number from your old cable and refer to the SeaStar Solutions catalog or contact
Technical Service for assistance.
Tilt Steering: You can upgrade to the comfort and convenience of Tilt steering with all SeaStar Solutions systems
except Capilano and Big T.
Multiple Engine Tie Bars: Installation of a new steering system may require the replacement of tie bars for dual or
triple engines. Please refer to the SeaStar Selection Guide to make sure you order the proper one.
*SeaStar
®
P/A is a power-assist add-on subsystem which requires presence or purchase of a complete SeaStar steering system (SeaStar Pro
helms require use of SeaStar P/A Pro).
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
planing hulls. As a result, the type of hull on the boat, as well as the horsepower, may affect steering system selection.
CURRENT STEERING TYPE
NOTE:
“turns” in paren-
theses refers to number
of steering wheel turns
lock-to-lock. Higher num-
ber means lower turning
effort. Lower number
means quicker steering
response.
(non power-assisted)
Up to 34 feet
Up to 50 feet
Over 50 feet
(most engines)
(single or dual engines)
(most engines)
NFB™ 4.2 Rotary
Big-T
®
Mechanical
Single Cable
(single cable; order
(cable)
(4.2 turns)
or
by components; dual
NFB™ Rack Single Cable
station version available)
(4 turns)
(3 turns)
Hydraulic
SeaStar
®
SeaStar
®
or
SeaStar
®
or Capilano™
SeaStar
®
General
Stern Drive Steering
Hynautic
®
Inboard
Inboard Steering
Power Steering
Purpose
or SeaStar
®
P/A*
or SeaStar
®
P/A*
(order system
(order system
(number of
(order system by
(order system by
by components)
by components; dual
turns
components; dual station
components; dual
or
station version
varies with
versions available; best
station version available;
SeaStar
®
or Hynautic
®
available; best for
helm &
for boats with autopilots;
best for autopilots;
Inboard Steering
autopilots; many
cylinder)
cylinders are drive-specific)
many cylinder options)
(order by components)
cylinder options)
Hydraulic
SeaStar
®
Hynautic
®
SeaStar
®
Capilano™
SeaStar
®
Capilano™
Heavy
Duty
(Twin External Cylinders)
or SeaStar
®
Hynautic
®
SeaStar
®
Hynautic
®
or
(turns vary)
(order components; dual
(order components; dual
SeaStar
®
Power Steering
station version available)
station version available)
(order by components)
STERN DRIVES
INBOARD POWERED BOATS, INCLUDING MULTIPLE STATIONS
STEERING OPTIONS BASED ON ENGINE TYPE
NOTE:
Boats over 50 feet
should have steering
loads reviewed by SeaStar
Solutions. Please contact
SeaStar Solutions Canada
tech service for assistance.
STEERING - Options