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The Rack™ Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System

Great for inflatables, bass boats, jet boats and small cruisers with a small space behind the dash. Uses a machine cut pinion gear, which engages a pre-assembled rack and cable with armor-stranded core. Replaces most rack systems. Includes rack helm, 90° bezel, bezel kit, steering cable with stainless steel output end. Steering wheel and link-arm kits sold separately.

  • Boat Type: Virtually all power assisted stern drive boats
  • Steering Type: Rack and Pinion
  • Turns Lock-to-Lock: Four
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2"D from dash front, 28 1/2"W
  • Steering Wheel: Up to 16". Not included
  • Steering Wheel Shaft: 3/4" tapered shaft
  • Cable Type: SSC134 cable included, 8" min bend
  • Warranty: Two years
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
The Rack Steering System, 9' Cable Length 130015 SS14109
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$159.99

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The Rack Steering System, 10' Cable Length 486308 SS14110
In stock online.

$169.99

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The Rack Steering System, 11' Cable Length 130023 SS14111
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$169.99

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The Rack Steering System, 12' Cable Length 486324 SS14112
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$169.99

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The Rack Steering System, 13' Cable Length 130031 SS14113
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$169.99

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The Rack Steering System, 14' Cable Length 486340 SS14114
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$169.99

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The Rack Steering System, 15' Cable Length 130049 SS14115
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$169.99

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The Rack Steering System, 16' Cable Length 486365 SS14116
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$179.99

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The Rack Steering System, 17' Cable Length 211211 SS14117
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$179.99

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The Rack Steering System, 18' Cable Length 211229 SS14118
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$179.99

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The Rack Steering System, 19' Cable Length 211237 SS14119
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$179.99

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The Rack Steering System, 20' Cable Length 211245 SS14120
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$179.99

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Product Description

Great for inflatables, bass boats, jet boats and small cruisers with a small space behind the dash. Uses a machine cut pinion gear, which engages a pre-assembled rack and cable with armor-stranded core. Replaces most rack systems. Includes rack helm, 90° bezel, bezel kit, steering cable with stainless steel output end. Steering wheel and link-arm kits sold separately.

  • Boat Type: Virtually all power assisted stern drive boats
  • Steering Type: Rack and Pinion
  • Turns Lock-to-Lock: Four
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2"D from dash front, 28 1/2"W
  • Steering Wheel: Up to 16". Not included
  • Steering Wheel Shaft: 3/4" tapered shaft
  • Cable Type: SSC134 cable included, 8" min bend
  • Warranty: Two years

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Seastar SolutionsThe Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System
 
4.6

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (5)
  • Good performance (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recreation (4)
  • Personal crafts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rack and Pinion steering

We had a boat with a previously fitted TELEFLEX rack pinion tilt steering mechanism. The cable was damaged due to incorrect installation and the previous seller supplied an incorrect spare rack that did not...Read complete review

We had a boat with a previously fitted TELEFLEX rack pinion tilt steering mechanism. The cable was damaged due to incorrect installation and the previous seller supplied an incorrect spare rack that did not fit right on the offset of the 4 mounting bolts. It was hard to read model numbers on the rack as there were no Identification marks.
So we ordered the complete system from West Marine and it was a clean swap which took less than 20 minutes for a full installation on a Glastron DS 205. The system is compatible with the older installations and we managed to use the existing tilt mechanism with the new rack. V smooth effortless steering with quick response of 4 turns lock to lock. Great for a high performance speed boat with a 4 lit engine. We tested it in some pretty rough weather and the boat handling was way better than we thought.

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I have purchased and installed this product in the past.

Can not p.m. This product

Can not p.m. This product

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4.0

Yes

By Bob

from Anchorage, AK

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation

    Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

    Replaces old Steering Cable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    I have purchased and installed this product in the past.

    By 7 Flags

    from Plymouth mass.

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreation

      Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

      Can not p.m. This product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Fit perfect

      By Barry

      from Anderson SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation

        Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

        Good quality product. Quick shipping

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        West marine purchase

        By manny

        from orlando, Fl.

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Improves Performance
        • Very happy with Purchase

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation

          Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

          Always west marine is my first choice.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy to install

          By SG on the water

          from Baltimore Md

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Improves Performance
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • On The Run

            Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

            Steering the boat is like new smooth and tight.
            Secure feeling, no play in wheel.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Store most helpful, wrong size due to my request. had receipt replaced since I didn't have a chance to install or return for 10 months. they replaced with correct size.
            My only Marine store I need to go to they care that you are satisfied with product and service.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Best available for our boat

            By Sleepy

            from Sheboygan, WI

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Personal Crafts

              Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

              A little early for a performance review.
              Just got it installed.

              Installation was without problems.

              Teleflex has a good reputation in the Marine industry.

               
              5.0

              i would buy this product again

              By jsa

              from lorain,ohio

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Performance
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

                  easy install works perfect

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Super Stiff to Super Easy Steering

                  By John

                  from Farmingdale, NY

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Good Performance
                  • Perfect replacement
                  • Real easy installation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

                      Installation took about 2 hours including removal of the old system. Everything was included except the wheel. I could barely turn the wheel before I started, Now it's like power steering. I can steer with one finger!!! This system is Great. I just bought another boat and I definitely will be buying Teleflex again.

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great value for the money

                      By Malcolm,Kingfisher.

                      from Lake Stevens,Washington.

                      About Me Advanced

                      Pros

                      • Good Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Boats
                        • Personal Crafts
                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

                        I have fought the stiff steering for two years,thought that instaling this system was beyond me,I have an older 20ft Trophy fishing boat and the cable has to pass through an inner and outer fibreglass skin,make sure you attach a cord,before you pull the old one out, so you can attach the new one and pull it back through that is the key,all the parts married up perfectly and 4 hours later I was done,very pleased,thank,s.

                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Rack and Pinion steering

                        By Veeru

                        from Hong Kong

                        About Me Advanced

                        Pros

                        • Good Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Personal Crafts
                          • Small Boats

                          Comments about The Rack Stern Drive Rack and Pinion Steering System:

                          We had a boat with a previously fitted TELEFLEX rack pinion tilt steering mechanism. The cable was damaged due to incorrect installation and the previous seller supplied an incorrect spare rack that did not fit right on the offset of the 4 mounting bolts. It was hard to read model numbers on the rack as there were no Identification marks.
                          So we ordered the complete system from West Marine and it was a clean swap which took less than 20 minutes for a full installation on a Glastron DS 205. The system is compatible with the older installations and we managed to use the existing tilt mechanism with the new rack. V smooth effortless steering with quick response of 4 turns lock to lock. Great for a high performance speed boat with a 4 lit engine. We tested it in some pretty rough weather and the boat handling was way better than we thought.

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