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SEASTAR SOLUTIONS
BayStar Outboard Steering System

$719.00

Model # 3400934 | Mfg # HK4200A-3
In stock online.

Hydraulic steering for outboards to 150hp

Controlling large outboards with mechanical steering may require lots of effort. On the other hand, traditional hydraulic systems may be more than is needed on lower horsepower engines. BayStar brings safety, reliability and comfort of hydraulic steering to outboard powered boats like inflatable RIBs and runabouts with a maximum 150 HP (total) or less. The super low friction helm pump provides smooth comfortable steering. The balanced cylinder features a compact design that easily fits most splashwells 23" or less. BayStar Kits come complete with everything needed for an install. The cylinder utilizes the factory outboard engine supplied drag link for simplified installation. For your convenience two lengths of 20' cut to fit tubing are supplied (2 x 20' length). Kit includes Helm Pump, Cylinder, Tubing Kit, two bottles of hydraulic steering fluid and one fill tube for easy fill and purge.

  • Boat Type: Single station, single engine boat with outboard up to 150HP. Not for lower-horsepower outboards that use wing nut type transom mount clamping screws
  • Compact helm has only a 5" footprint, and requires only a 3" dash cutout. 4.5 turns lock to lock. Steering Wheel: Not included. Steering Wheel Shaft: 3/4" tapered
  • Included Equipment: Helm pump HH4016, cylinder HC4645H, tubing kit (includes two 20' cut-to-fit hoses), filler kit and two bottles of hydraulic fluid
  • Splashwell: 5"H x 6"D x 21"W minimum
  • Warranty: Two years

Seastar Solutions New for 2015 Steering Helms

BayStar Outboard Steering System

Application Outboard
Horsepower Up To 150 Horsepower
Type Steering Kits

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Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (7)
  • Reliable (3)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (5)
  • Personal crafts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

I would buy it again if needed

By Mattfish

from Mobile AL

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Performance
  • Reliable
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal Crafts

    Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

    This has made my operation of my boat steering so much better and safer

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Makes Outboard Boat Steering Easy

    By Jetdoctor

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds to sea worthiness.
    • Good Performance
    • Quiet
    • Reliable
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

      Adding hydraulic steering is one of the best upgrades you can make to an outboard boat. I am very happy with the unit. There is no fighting with the steering wheel during acceleration, or in swells. I can set a course and make corrections as needed. When docking I can turn the engine from lock to lock by palming the steering wheel. I feel that the ability to move the steering quickly is a real improvement in the sea worthiness of a vessel. Teleflex cables are slow and transfer engine torque.
      The downside is that the hoses (hard plastic tubing which comes in a coil) is difficult to install. You have to rotate them to get them to lay flat--kind of like uncoiling a braided rope. Not a deal breaker, but another material would be easier to install.
      Keep the shafts clean with hydraulic oil to extend seal life.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great improvement

      By Art

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

          Install instructions a bit disconnected. You do need a second person to purge the system. After struggling for the past few years with a seizing rack and pinion I wish I did this upgrade earlier. Steering is now effortless, and the wife is happy to captain again.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good product !

          By Syrupman

          from Westport, Ontario, Canada

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Good Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

              Good product. Installation is not for the novice and professional help would be best. My steering torque problem is solved with my Merc 115 on a 18.5' runabout.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Product

              By R.W.

              from Panama City, Florida

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats
                • Personal Crafts
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

                My steering problem was solved... This is a great product.

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Performs as advertised.

                By Rick

                from Waupun Wisconsin

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Ease of installation
                • Good instructions
                • Quality

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

                Very pleased with the product. Installation was relatively easy with good instructions. Bleeding the system is the hardest part. Performs very nicely on my 18 foot bassboat. Sure beats cable steering.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BAYSTAR OUTBOARD STEERING

                By DOUGS BOAT PARTS

                from ONTARIO CANADA

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Good Performance
                • Quiet
                • Reliable
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Personal Crafts
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

                  Installed easy was my first BAYSTAR recommend the novice gets a pro to do it or at least have it checked. Eliminates a lot of salt water problems with cables.
                  WORKS GREAT

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Easy installation

                  By willfish

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Seastar Solutions BayStar Outboard Steering System:

                    Works good on a 23 foot skiff.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    I chose it to be delivered to store. It was there in 2 days with no shipping fee!

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