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marcks5 posted 03-09-2004 06:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for marcks5   Send Email to marcks5  
Hi I am wondering if anyone can tell me, how to change the steering on a 17' Newport from Cable to Hydraulic. Is there a kit or a different configuration? My concern lies with the fuel cap for the steering. It's location , the steering being flat, makes it impossible to fill without Leaking occuring. Has anyone figured out a way to change to Hydrolic and move the fuel Cap? Thank you for your help! I look forward to hearing from you. PLease email Me!
where2 posted 03-10-2004 12:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Email the prospective Hydraulic Steering manufacturer. I had a question last week about the Teleflex Baystar system, and the possible mounting angles for the "helm pump". They replied to my Email the same day with an attached PDF file containing the entire mounting instruction set for the Baystar system.

The short answer with a Baystar is that the helm pump needs to be between 10 and 70. (Angles measured from vertical, I believe). For some of the other Teleflex helm pumps, they offer a right-angle fill kit.

jimh posted 03-11-2004 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
That is really a pretty good question! I am sure it is possible to orient the helm pump so the steering shaft is vertical, but as you suggest that might affect how the fill port is located. I am sure Teleflex has an answer for you.

Please let us know what you discover by appending an article to this thread.

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