Hydraulic steering worth it?

 Hey guys, 

So my steering is getting stiffer and stiffer . 

Ive pulled out the tube at the out board and cleaned and re greased.

Still its no better so its either time for a new cable and possibly helm.

As it clicks a bit aswell.

Boats a 5 meter side console with only a 60.

Is it worth the extra to go hydralic while its apart or stick to a no feed back cable set up?

 


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Hydraulic

Wed, 2017-03-15 11:37

Go for the hydraulic steering, may cost a bit more but you will wonder why you didn't go for it originally when you got the boat. I made the mistake on my boat when I got it built but didn't take long to change over. One finger is all that is needed to turn the wheel from lock to lock

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No feed back cable is great

Wed, 2017-03-15 14:06

No feed back cable is great but hydraulic is better, only down side is that it is about an extra turn or so from full lock to full lock. Stll prefer hydrailic. As Carnarvonite said you will wonder why you didnt do it sooner.

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pm randal df223 pretty

Wed, 2017-03-15 15:28

pm randal df223
pretty sure he's just installed

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You'll never look back

Wed, 2017-03-15 15:46

My first boat was a 4.8m Quinny with a 60hp and it was so much better than a mates 4.6m with a 40hp on cable. If I said it was 75% lighter I reckon I would still be underselling it.  The difference isn't even comparable...

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Hydraulic steering

Wed, 2017-03-15 20:48

I have it on my Caribbean Belmont with a 115opti and love the way it tracks straight. Almost like having auto pilot>

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Cheers Lads, Looks like il be

Thu, 2017-03-16 17:58

Cheers Lads, Looks like il be lashing out on hydralic steering fairly shortly

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 You won't regret it mate it

Thu, 2017-03-16 20:09

 You won't regret it mate it is a good investment