Technical Reference Manual
Helm Mounting Options & Tilt Steering
SeaStar offers a variety of helm mounting options to accommodate nearly any preference. These options are available for all helms, except Capilano and Hynautic helms. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these options before ordering replacement steering systems or components.
Helm Mounting Options:
SeaStar hydraulic steering helms typically mount on the dash surface with the steering shaft at a 90 degree angle to the dash. A SeaStar rear mount helm is also available for concealed (behind the dash) mounting. Capilano and Hynautic helms are available in only one mounting style: behind the dash at 90 degrees.
Optional kits are available to reduce SeaStar helm protrusion from the dash, use, or cover dash holes left by steering systems previously installed on the boat.
The Round Bezel Kit (HA5417) reduces SeaStar helm protrusion from the front of the dash by 3.75''. (Not for BayStar.)
The Backplate kit (HA5418) reduces SeaStar helm protrusion from the front by the thickness of the dash and allows clean retrofit of SeaStar helm where following helms were previously installed: pre-1991 SeaStar, SyTen, or mechanical rotary steering. (Not for BayStar.)
The 20 Dash Mounting Wedge Kit (HA5419)
allows a SeaStar helm to be mounted 20 from
perpendicular in any or four configurations. (Not
Tilt Steering is offered as an option for all
hydraulic steering systems except Hynautic and
Capilano. Sport Tilt and Traditional Tilt Steering
models are available for SeaStar and SeaStar
PRO helms. When ordering hydraulic Tilt
Steering, please note that the Tilt helm includes
the tilt mechanism.
Please also see the Dimensions section for