Hydraulic Steering

 Hey All

Am thinking of getting hydraulic steering for my boat, its a 5.25m western craft with a 115hp mercury optimax, just wondering if this would be suitable for my rig and is it pretty simple to fit it yourself.

Cheers  Darryl 

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Yes hydraulic steering is

Sun, 2020-08-30 20:04

Yes hydraulic steering is very easy to install and don’t necessarily have to be mechanically minded. Just follow instructions  

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I got Hydrive. Cost me a

Sun, 2020-08-30 20:13

I got Hydrive. Cost me a grand from memory from Whitworths.

I wouldn't put up with cable steering ever again. It is a game changer. From having to wrestle my steering wheel when turning to port, I can drive with my pinky finger now.

Took me a couple of goes to get it right as I watched a YouTube video and didn't read the instructions. 

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Best idea you will do

Mon, 2020-08-31 08:00

but it must match up with the outboard and fit .best to get one that will fit guaranteed.

https://www.marinesteeringandwinches.com.au/product-category/hydrive/hydrive-kits/

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Very happy

Mon, 2020-08-31 16:17

 with this kit on a 70 hp yam on a haines deep vee., its a proven brand , good quality and a tad cheaper than most , 

 Even got witworths to order me a ultraflex wheel to match and its basicly transformed the boat.

http://tacklejunkie.fish/ultraflex-gotech-hydraulic-steering-kit/

 I shopped around and found a company over east with something like 15% off , cant remenber there name , but it was around $800.

 Fiited it myself ( best way, you will take more care and time and do it properly) .

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 Personally I don't know why

Mon, 2020-08-31 17:07

 Personally I don't know why the manufacturer's are still fitting cable steering. Hydaulic is the best way to go by far . Just got to remember to keep some fluid in the boat and make sure the rams are kept clean and no probs 

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