JD VIP Buyers Club
JD on Facebook
JamestownTV
JD Points Program
Request A Free Catalog

Teleflex SeaStar Hydraulic Steering Selection Guide




Technical Reference Manual



Steering Options Based on Boat Type:



Following are some common boat types and suggested Teleflex Marine hydraulic steering systems likely to be applicable.

  1. INFLATABLE: Boats manufactured from waterproofed fabric which are inflated with air in order to achieve their shape. THe bottom of the hull may be made of fabric and/or fiberglass. They typically have narrow transoms. Boats may have one or two engines, and are generally slower than 40 mph.

    Outboard-Single Engine:

    Basic System: BayStar (up to 150 HP)

    Easier Steering: BayStar PLUS (up to 150 HP)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Outboard-Duel Engine:

    Basic System: SeaStar (Pivot Mount Cylinder)

    Premium system: SeaStar P/A

  2. CRUISER: Cuddy/express/bridge cruiser primarily designed for cruising. It has overnight accommodations. Typically rigged with two steering stations. Boats may be equipped with single or multiple engines and are generally slower than 45 MPH.

    Stern Drive:

    Basic System: SeaStar Stern Drive

    Heavy Duty System: Hynautic (K-5 Cylinder)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Inboard (small to medium size):

    Basic System: SeaStar 2-line

    Heavy Duty System: Capilano 2-line

    Extra Heavy Duty System: Hynautic 3-line

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A or SeaStar Power Steering

    Inboard (medium to large size):

    Basic System: SeaStar 2-line

    Extra Heavy Duty System: Hynautic 3-line

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar Power Steering

  3. RUNABOUT: Intended for day boating. Typically a single engine, but can be a dual engine boat. This includes tournament ski boats and performance outboards. Boat speeds generally do not exceed 60 MPH.

    Outboard-Single Engine:

    Basic System: BayStar (up to 150 HP)

    Easier Steering: BayStar PLUS (up to 150 HP)

    Easier Steering: SeaStar (up to 300 HP)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Outboard-Dual or Triple Engine:

    Basic System: SeaStar (up to 600 HP)

    Extra Heavy Duty System: SeaStar Tournament Series (up to 900 HP, triple engines)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Stern Drive:

    Basic System: SeaStar Stern Drive

    Heavy Duty System: Hynautic 3-line

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Inboard:

    Basic System: SeaStar 2-line

    Heavy Duty System: Hynautic 3-line

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

  4. FISH 'N' SKI: Single engine boat designed for day fishing or skiing in protected waters. Boat speeds are generally lower than 40 MPH.

    Outboard-Single Engine:

    Basic System: BayStar (up to 150 HP)

    Easier Steering: BayStar PLUS (up to 150 HP)

    Easier Steering: SeaStar (up to 300 HP)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Stern Drive:

    Basic System: SeaStar Stern Drive

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

  5. FISH BOAT: Boat primarily designed and equipped for offshore fishing. May be rigged with a second station and have single or multiple outboards. Speeds are generally slower than 50 MPH.

    Outboard-Single Engine:

    Basic System: BayStar (up to 150 HP)

    Easier Steering: BayStar PLUS (up to 150 HP)

    Easier Steering: SeaStar (up to 300 HP)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Outboard-Dual or Triple Engine:

    Basic System: SeaStar (up to 600 HP)

    Extra Heavy Duty System: SeaStar Tournament

    Series Cylinders (up to 900 HP, triple engines)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Stern Drive:

    Basic System: SeaStar Stern Drive

    Heavy Duty System: Hynautic (K-5 Cylinder)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Inboard:

    Basic System: SeaStar 2-line

    Heavy Duty System: Capilano 2-line

    Extra Heavy Duty System: Hynautic 3-line

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A or SeaStar Power Steering

  6. CENTER CONSOLE: Boats with the control station located on the center line of the boat. Designed specifically for fishing, may have single or multiple engines. Boat speeds are generally slower than 65 MPH.

    Outboard-Single Engine:

    Basic System: SeaStar (up to 300 HP)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Maximum Steering Precision: SeaStar PRO

    Outboard-Dual or Triple Engine:

    Basic System: SeaStar (up to 600 HP)

    Extra Heavy Duty System: SeaStar Tournament Series Cylinders (up to 900 HP, triple engines)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Stern Drive:

    Basic System: SeaStar Stern Drive

    Heavy Duty System: Hynautic (K-5 Cylinder)

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

    Inboard:

    Basic System: SeaStar 2-line

    Heavy Duty System: Capilano 2-line

    Extra Heavy Duty System: Hynautic 3-line

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A or SeaStar Power Steering

  7. BASS BOAT: Single engine designed specifically for fishing in protected waters with a flat-bottomed hull. Generally performance oriented with speeds that can exceed 60 MPH.

    Outboard-Single Engine:

    Basic System: SeaStar (up to 300 HP)

    Maximum Steering Precision: SeaStar PRO

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A PRO

  8. PONTOON: Twin or Triple hull boats. Single and dial engine capable. Generally speeds do not exceed 60 MPH. Note: High steering loads when equipped with engines over 115 HP.

    Pontoon System: SeaStar (up to 600 HP)-several configurations available

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

  9. CATAMARAN: Twin hull vessels. Typically twin engine boats where the use of a mechanical tie bar is not possible. Speeds do not exceed 60 MPH.

    Catamaran System: SeaStar (up to 600 HP)-several configurations available

    Easiest Steering: SeaStar P/A

  10. COMMERCIAL/WORK/RESCUE/RACE: Any of the boats described above used in a more severe environment. Take special care when selecting a system for these boats to ensure that you have both comfortable and reliable steering for your boating conditions.



Technical Reference Manual

JD on Facebook Live Tech Support JD Customer Photo Gallery Free Catalog