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Installing My SeaStar Solutions Hydraulic Steering System

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Recently, I had a steering cable failure on my charter boat. My charter boat is a side source of income for me and it was imperative that I replace it with a quality steering system. I use my boat for not only fishing and sightseeing charters, but for personal use as well. After researching steering systems that were out there in the marketplace, I came to the conclusion that the SeaStar solutions hydraulic steering system was the choice for me to keep my boat operating in a tip-top fashion.

Why I Installed a SeaStar Solutions Hydraulic Steering System

To me, there are several factors that influenced my choice of a new SeaStar Solutions hydraulic steering system:

1. Cost – The bottom line is you get what you pay for. The SeaStar Solutions Hydraulic steering system was a great value for the money. At a little under $600, and easy to install with a simple instruction booklet, you cannot beat the price, and if you do it yourself like I did, it will save you money on labor as well.

2. Quality – Quality is a must. You must purchase a well made boat steering system if you want it to last for a long time. The last thing you want to do is purchase a junk system and have it fail you again. It not only will cost you money, but time to select and purchase a new boat steering system. The SeaStar solutions Hydraulic steering system was the clear choice for me. Seastar has been in the business for over 50 years, and has always been a great innovator in the area of hydraulic steering. Their name in synonymous with top quality.

SeaStar Solutions Hydraulic Steering system

3. Performance – Ease of steering is a huge deal for me. I did a lot of research on boat hydraulic steering systems before purchasing my replacement. The SeaStar solutions hydraulic steering system for ease of steering and performance was the only and best choice in my book and it gives 5 wheel turns lock-to-lock when used with a BayStar outboard cylinder.

Which SeaStar Solutions Hydraulic Steering Kit I Chose

For my charter boat, I chose the SeaStar HK4200A-3.

SeaStar HK4200A-3

This SeaStar solutions hydraulic steering kit had everything I needed for the job, and for all the reasons above was perfect for getting my charter boat in pristine operating condition again.

One other tip I can offer is to check out http://seaknights.com/ when you are considering a hydraulic boat steering system. They have a lot of great info that I found helpful.

The SeaStar Solutions Hydraulic Steering Parts I Used:

The kit that I purchased includes all of the following SeaStar solutions hydraulic steering parts:

A BayStar cylinder (part no. HC465H), one BayStar tubing kit (part number HT4420H, consisting of 2 x 20′ hoses), a BayStar helm pump (part no. HH4314-3), two bottles SeaStar hydraulic steering fluid (part no. HA5430), and one (convenient Filler kit, part no. (HA5438).

This is a complete boat steering system and gives you everything needed to get you a reliable quality system with high performance at a reasonable cost.

Hopefully this post will be of some assistance to you and I wish you the best of luck in finding the best SeaStar hydraulic steering system to get your boat up and running and get back to doing what you love, which is being on the water. With SeaStar products, I guarantee you will not be disappointed and will allow you to enjoy your boat for many years to come in the future.

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