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    Re: Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgun1 View Post
    So I understand the replacement issues I was wondering about performance issues
    Easier to turn ? Less turns from lock to lock ? Can you remove your hands from the wheel and the boat still drive straight etc etc

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    Not sure if you’re old enough to recall cars and trucks w/o power steering but that is a similar comparison of mechanical cable vs hydraulic. If not, think more in terms of 1-handed steering vs needing 2 hands while under power. Virtually eliminates steering torque, particularly noticeable in tight turns under power


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    Re: Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    So I understand the replacement issues I was wondering about performance issues
    Easier to turn ? Less turns from lock to lock ? Can you remove your hands from the wheel and the boat still drive straight etc etc

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    Re: Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    As Jetspray wrote, and in my case the cable rusted so turning was very difficult.
    I've either upgraded to hydraulic steering or it came with hydraulic on my last four boats.

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    Re: Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgun1 View Post
    So what were the results. Was it worth the money what were the benefits of doing the conversion

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    I still have the steering that Alumaweld installed in my boat. I have had the cable replaced once, because it freezes here I sometimes have to warm up the engine so the grease will loosen up enough to flow, but it is a small thing. I have not tried hydraulics but they have their problems as well you have to make sure the proper liquid is used in them or you can really mess things up. They are also hard when air gets into the system just like brakes are......Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    So what were the results. Was it worth the money what were the benefits of doing the conversion

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    Re: Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    I did exactly that on my 19’ Alumaweld Stryker. You’ll need to to unbolt the outboard and lift it a little to remove the mechanical cable. Installing the Hydraulic system is rather easy.
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    Re: Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgun1 View Post
    Anyone ever install a hydraulic steering system on boat
    Replace existing mechanical steering
    Thanks

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    YouTube is helpful


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    Hydraulic steering alumaweld boat

    Anyone ever install a hydraulic steering system on boat
    Replace existing mechanical steering
    Thanks

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