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steering kicker with steering wheel
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posted 09-24-2003 04:42 PM ET (US)
Can anyone suggest the best way to connect main outboard to kicker so you can steer kicker from the steering wheel? I've seen a brochure on EZ-STEER. It extends when the main engine is tilted so removal is unnecessary. Does anyone have experience with this device?
posted 09-24-2003 06:23 PM ET (US)
Connect a tie bar between the main engine and the auxiliary engine. You should be able to use the same hardware and components that you would for a dual engine installation.
You may have to make some changes to the tiller extension fittings on both engines, possibly change your current steering drag link, and, of course, buy a tie bar.
This may be expensive, perhaps $400 or so, but it solves the problem quite nicely.
I have seen other solutions but they often look quite hambone.
posted 09-24-2003 06:45 PM ET (US)
My neighbor has something that looks very like the EZ-STEER on his Ventura 210 between the main motor and the kicker. I think this was the dealer recommended solution. It also has some kind of quick disconnect capability; he can pop the cross bar off when not in use.
posted 09-24-2003 11:36 PM ET (US)
The E-Z Steer is is a good solution but Stearns Inc, used to be Golden Eye, makes a front mount system much cheaper and it works just as good. Their part number is G820MAR-00-000, it should be available from West marine etc.
I installed one on my Montauk.
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