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Wet Foot posted 09-24-2003 04:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wet Foot   Send Email to Wet Foot  
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?
jimh posted 09-24-2003 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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.

Taylor posted 09-24-2003 06:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
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.
Dick posted 09-24-2003 11:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
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.

Dick

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