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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)
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SeaStar SS141xx Back Mount Rack Steering Package
|Price:||$108.29 - $437.86|
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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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Install was a breeze and worked perfect. Only thing ot be aware of is that this system is so smooth that there is very little resistance, meaning without your hand on the wheel,... Read morePublished 1 hour ago by cmcman86
Be careful when you put this on that you mount the steering wheel shaft in the right direction. Stupid me put it on backwards and when I took the boat to the lake, I had to steer... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Riddle
Made a rack steering seem to be power steering. I should have made the upgrade years ago. Get this!Published 4 months ago by Joe
Bolted in and made my boat handle nicely. Didn't realize how bad the old one wasPublished 4 months ago by Paul
The steering cable was just what I needed. It was easy to install and worked perfectly.Published 5 months ago by Been There
Thank you. Just what I needed at a good price. Went in as easy as the old one came out ! That's scary ?Published 5 months ago by Dennis