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Anyone installed after market hydraulic steering?
07/29/19 at 06:52:28
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I'm looking to change from cable steering to hydraulic. I have been reading about Seastar/Baystar but it seems they are not recommended for bass boats or any boat that exceeds 55mph or is considered high performance. They have a PRO kit that seems to describe use on bass boats but it is $1,200.

Anyone have recommendations? I will be installing it myself but was hoping to keep the costs down to about $600 or around that.

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Re: Anyone installed after market hydraulic steering?
Reply #1 - 07/29/19 at 08:25:11
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I Have not installed this but wanted to in my old ranger back in the day. I have heard its not too difficult tho. Huh
  
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Re: Anyone installed after market hydraulic steering?
Reply #2 - 07/29/19 at 15:55:51
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I did mine a few years ago myself.  Don't think you'll find it for $600.  I installed Uflex and it works great and was pretty easy install.  Was cheaper than Seastar.  Can't remember the exact cost.
  

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Re: Anyone installed after market hydraulic steering?
Reply #3 - 07/30/19 at 08:17:55
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2005 18' Basscat, mine came stock with Seastar, must have been Great at the time. I've never even topped off the fluid, still feels great. ( maybe my tune up place does it, doubt it )  My boats been up to 74 mph and never a hiccup  Grin j/k, 65 in the winter once.  Good luck   Tongue
  

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