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SSCH posted 06-25-2002 12:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for SSCH   Send Email to SSCH  
Anybody tried this new version of the Teleflex Sea Star system that is designed just for smaller boats? It seems the right choice for my 15 Super Sport project. I will have the engine (70 Yamaha) on a set back bracket (5 inches), and want hydraulic steering to keep the area around the outboard clean. This new system has a motionless, front mounted cylinder; only the rod moves as you steer. Perfect for this outboard mounted engine.

I'd like to hear from someone who has used this before I spring for it.

FISHNFF posted 06-25-2002 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
I just ordered mine today. A friend has one on his 17' with a 70 Suzuki 4S and loves it! He got his through a Pro Staff deal and has had it for several months. I have the NFB on my 17 and Merc 90 4S and like the way it performs, but there is some play in the motor which has always disturbed me. It's about normal compared to other engines (steering arm moves about 3/4 " inside tilt tube). The BayStar is rock solid and is extra smooth. Will post results in a few weeks when I install it.


SSCH posted 06-26-2002 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     

I've got the SeaStar system on my Guardian 25 (twin CR 200's) and love it. Clearly, this system is overkill for the Alert 15. I wanted to make sure that the lighter design of the BayStar didn't give up the solid feel of the heavier duty system. I've asked my dealer to order one for me, but could send it back if you post a negative report.

daverdla posted 07-31-2002 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
Did you install the Baystar? I was going to change my montauk to NFB but I might go with the baystar. I was quoted $570 by Shoreway in South Jersey.
SSCH posted 07-31-2002 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     

I've bought the system and have it in hand, but its not yet installed. It looks like a good system for light duty. The price is good, even better when you consider that everything you need for an installation is in the box, incl. hoses. You can adjust the hose length yourself as these hoses can be cut to length. If I had a 100 or more horses I might feel better with a SeaStar, but at 70 hp this is going to be a good choice.

daverdla posted 07-31-2002 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
Thanks SSCH,
I'll be putting on a 100HP Evinrude. I sent an email to teleflex asking if anyone had experience installing it on a montauk. They didn't. They did however successfully install one on a 150HP evinrude. They didn't mention the boat type.
Taylor posted 08-01-2002 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
What is the max horsepower for the BayStar?
JohnAz posted 08-01-2002 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
what sre the selling $$ for these units ?
Taylor posted 08-01-2002 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I'm so darn lazy. Sorry. The max horsepower appears to be 150, and the price seems to be around $500.

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