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    SeaStar Hydraulic Steering - power assist and angled helm?

    Working with a 17.5' Norris Craft with a '89 200hp Mariner motor, I am wanting to ditch the ride guide cable steering and switch to a hydraulic setup. I have been looking at the SeaStar kit (https://www.seatechmarineproducts.co...6ft-hoses.html), but have some concerns and may need to piece this together myself.

    The helm it comes with doesn't appear to be angled. Unless I went with a tilt helm (more costly), I would like some kind of fixed angle plate like on my current setup.
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    Is power assist worth it? It sounds like anything above 60mph it is highly recommended. I am leaning toward wanting the power assist, but this is where I would ditch this kit and piece it together myself with shorter hoses, etc.

    Just trying to get some feedback on what others have.

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    Once you have power assist, you will never go without it again.

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    Do you have the tools or access to someone who could mill you a spacer for the sea star system? Hydraulics are particular, hoses etc. Might would not be as costly as u think.
    97 xb2002t-3.4 etech 250 ho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will hedrick View Post
    Do you have the tools or access to someone who could mill you a spacer for the sea star system? Hydraulics are particular, hoses etc. Might would not be as costly as u think.
    I don't, at least not for the price of getting something together for my machine shop to cut for me.

    https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Black-...AHEF5CXPMHGSEJ

    I found this adapter that fits a 3/4" key shaft, which I believe is what the SeaStar helm is. And my Momo wheel has a 6 hole hub. With this plus an angled adapter, I should be set. It might be cheaper to get the hydraulic lines built locally, though if I can just buy them already at 6' to the power assist and 6' to the cylinder, it will take the extra work out, assuming the price is relatively similar.

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    There are a ton of articles about types of steering, might find what you're looking for in the archives,
    97 xb2002t-3.4 etech 250 ho

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