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SeaStar SS141xx Back Mount Rack Steering Package

by SeaStar
4.8 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews

Price: $108.29 - $437.86
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  • ASIN: B01AAV01W0
  • Item model number: SeaStarPARENT4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,739 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

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Size: 13-Feet Verified Purchase
Item did the trick Doesn't take both hands to steer anymore. i can drive and pick my nose again! yipee
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Size: 14-Feet Verified Purchase
Ordered this system as a replacement for the old system that had seized up. However the new system steered too light. Went from not being able to turn the wheel with the old system to the motor turning itself with the new one. Did some research online and found that Teleflex has an optional friction kit. Ordered it and problem appears to be solved. Considering what the friction kit consists of, Teleflex should include it with the steering system. That is my only complaint. Installation was as expected using the exact same cutout as the old system.
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Size: 14-Feet Verified Purchase
There is no way to adjust the friction on the unit. It turns way to free. there should be a way to to adjust the friction so that if you let go of the steering wheel for a second it won't turn. the one I replaced had that option.
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By KEL on September 11, 2015
Size: 16-Feet Verified Purchase
THE STEERING ON MY BOAT WAS SO TIGHT THAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD SNAP. I PURCHASED THIS ITEM AND WOW! THE STEERING IS AMAZING. IT'S LIKE HAVING POWER STEERING. VERY EASY TO HOOK UP WITH MINIMUM TOOLS AND CAN BE DONE ALONE.
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Size: 13-Feet Verified Purchase
Being a novice to owning a boat (but reasonably mechanically inclined), I opted to solve my stiff steering issues by replacing the cabling myself.

After making extra sure I had the right cable length, I purchased the 13' package. All parts were included as expected, the instructions were very easy to follow, and after replacing my old system, I can steer with one finger now rather than having to crank hard with two hands. The hardest part was working around the poor design of the boat manufacturer... In my case, the steering cable couldn't be replaced without either A, removing the motor or B, enlarging the cable hole by cutting. But this is not SeaStar's fault!

The one negative that I did notice was that the rack does not seem to allow my motor to swing completely from side-to-side, which decreases my maneuverability a little, but only at station-keeping speeds. If you launch and retrieve at a busy bay, you might want to keep that in mind. With the slightly reduced maneuverability, you'll have a bit of a harder time waiting in line to dock, especially on a windy day when you're drifting.

All-in-all, though, its a small price to pay considering I did the work myself and saved $500-$600 easy vs having a mechanic do it.

I've used it for the entire summer boating season in Wisconsin, and I've had to mechanical issues with this product.
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Size: 15-Feet
Clear instructions, relatively simple installation and high quality product add up to one satisfied customer!

I installed this steering package on my 17 ft. 1996 Sunbird Spirit and the difference is amazing. The boat now steers nearly effortlessly and makes driving it a true pleasure. Prior to this change, the steering on this boat was very stiff and at times would almost feel like it was going to lock up. (Bought the boat used 2 seasons ago and am guessing it had the original cable in it.)

With this installation of this complete kit, I thoroughly enjoy this little boat and my son has increased confidence as he learns to handle it. (Just got his boater's certification.)

If you have any doubts about this kit, let me tell you to put them away! It is an original equipment replacement for many boats (including mine) and includes straightforward instructions. One caveat: read all of the instructions first. There are 3 separate sheets and some of the steps rely on steps from the other pages. Trust me on this one. It will save you time and frustration to read through them all first before attempting this installation/replacement.
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Size: 15-Feet Verified Purchase
THIS IS MY 2nd REPLACEMENT AND I LOVE THE PRODUCT, jcoelho78@comcast.net MAKES A NUT THAT BLOCK WATER FROM INTERNING CABLE AND I THINK THAT WILL HELP
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Size: 18-Feet Verified Purchase
My 19' Sea Ray was having problem turning. After doing some research on the internet I found out what the problem was. I replaced the old cable with this one. It really wasn't too hard. Took me about 2 hours, I'm not really familiar with boats and all the in and outs of them.

Just a FYI - the steering wheel that was on the boat had to be replaced because it wouldn't work with the teleflex cable system. So if your replacing a different brand of rack steering you might want to order the steering wheel along with it.
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