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Sep 13, 2021 16:39:11   #
Ronniejw Loc: West Point MS
 
Close to testing out the motor, filled the hydraulics lines and did a bleed, may need another try as the steering wheel turns a bit before the motor moves. Waiting on the solenoid, then will drain and refill lower leg. Have new spark plugs as well. Will see in next couple of days how successful this is going to be.
After it's ready will show a series of pics from start of the project.

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Sep 13, 2021 17:29:49   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Round Rock, Texas
 
I believe they call the movement of the wheel before it affects the lower unit "dead band" at least that is what other mechanical items that are similar this movement is called. Just Sayin....RJS

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Sep 13, 2021 17:52:17   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Ronniejw wrote:
Close to testing out the motor, filled the hydraulics lines and did a bleed, may need another try as the steering wheel turns a bit before the motor moves. Waiting on the solenoid, then will drain and refill lower leg. Have new spark plugs as well. Will see in next couple of days how successful this is going to be.
After it's ready will show a series of pics from start of the project.


Sounds like a little air still in the system Ronnie. Did you get a Seastar system? I put one in my 28'inboard, years ago. Probably the best modification I've done in any boat I've had. Steered like power steering in a car.
Can't wait to see the progression of your project.

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Sep 13, 2021 18:23:03   #
Ronniejw Loc: West Point MS
 
Fredfish wrote:
Sounds like a little air still in the system Ronnie. Did you get a Seastar system? I put one in my 28'inboard, years ago. Probably the best modification I've done in any boat I've had. Steered like power steering in a car.
Can't wait to see the progression of your project.


That's what I'm thinking, didn't use a full bottle of oil. Solenoid has arrived so will put that on tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed it was the problem. Ready to drain and refill lower gear case.

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Sep 13, 2021 18:38:28   #
Catfish hunter Loc: Riggins idaho
 
Ronniejw wrote:
Close to testing out the motor, filled the hydraulics lines and did a bleed, may need another try as the steering wheel turns a bit before the motor moves. Waiting on the solenoid, then will drain and refill lower leg. Have new spark plugs as well. Will see in next couple of days how successful this is going to be.
After it's ready will show a series of pics from start of the project.


Can’t wait to see it Ronnie. Maybe one cruising across the lake too👍

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Sep 13, 2021 18:38:51   #
Slimshady Loc: Central Pennsylvania
 
Good luck with that Ronnie. Hope that was the problem and it takes right off for you 🤞🤞

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Sep 13, 2021 18:53:08   #
flyguy Loc: So. Padre Island, TX. 1 & 2, & S.E. MN. 3-12
 
Ronniejw wrote:
Close to testing out the motor, filled the hydraulics lines and did a bleed, may need another try as the steering wheel turns a bit before the motor moves. Waiting on the solenoid, then will drain and refill lower leg. Have new spark plugs as well. Will see in next couple of days how successful this is going to be.
After it's ready will show a series of pics from start of the project.


Good luck, Ronnie.

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Sep 13, 2021 20:30:37   #
bric Loc: Helena, MT
 
Thanks for the updates Ronnie we are all the edge of our seats or the edge of our phones,lol in anticipation. What a project you have taken on, all the best to you on the outcome!

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Sep 13, 2021 20:39:36   #
bric Loc: Helena, MT
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
I believe they call the movement of the wheel before it affects the lower unit "dead band" at least that is what other mechanical items that are similar this movement is called. Just Sayin....RJS


Hmm thought it was just called ‘play’ or ‘slop’ in the steering??

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Sep 13, 2021 20:42:38   #
bric Loc: Helena, MT
 
Fredfish wrote:
Sounds like a little air still in the system Ronnie. Did you get a Seastar system? I put one in my 28'inboard, years ago. Probably the best modification I've done in any boat I've had. Steered like power steering in a car.
Can't wait to see the progression of your project.


Hmm just thought that play or slop is just the way it is. I’m only on my second boat, always learning. Will have to look into Seastar.

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Sep 13, 2021 20:59:14   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
bric wrote:
Hmm just thought that play or slop is just the way it is. I’m only on my second boat, always learning. Will have to look into Seastar.


There are fancier systems out there Bric, but for about twice the price of a cable system you can't beat it. 0 feedback from your outboard or rudder, smooth easy turning from idle to full throttle, and it holds where ever you put it. If I ever have to replace a cable system again, it will be with a Seastar hydraulic system.
I believe that the lower power (under 150hp) outboard system is sold under the Baystar name.
I believe that both are a division of Teleflex.

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Sep 13, 2021 21:14:19   #
bric Loc: Helena, MT
 
Fredfish wrote:
There are fancier systems out there Bric, but for about twice the price of a cable system you can't beat it. 0 feedback from your outboard or rudder, smooth easy turning from idle to full throttle, and it holds where ever you put it. If I ever have to replace a cable system again, it will be with a Seastar hydraulic system.
I believe that the lower power (under 150hp) outboard system is sold under the Baystar name.
I believe that both are a division of Teleflex.


Cool thanks for the info Fred!

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Sep 13, 2021 21:43:50   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Ronniejw wrote:
Close to testing out the motor, filled the hydraulics lines and did a bleed, may need another try as the steering wheel turns a bit before the motor moves. Waiting on the solenoid, then will drain and refill lower leg. Have new spark plugs as well. Will see in next couple of days how successful this is going to be.
After it's ready will show a series of pics from start of the project.


Ronnie you have been working your tail off !!
Hope the motor fires on first try!!!

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Sep 13, 2021 23:08:50   #
DozerDave Loc: Port Orchard Wa.
 
I’ve got my fingers crossed 🤞 for ya Ronnie. It sure feels good when you finish up a project and it all comes together…🐟on

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Sep 14, 2021 13:19:03   #
Harris T. Fudpucker Loc: Lafayette, Louisiana
 
Fredfish wrote:
There are fancier systems out there Bric, but for about twice the price of a cable system you can't beat it. 0 feedback from your outboard or rudder, smooth easy turning from idle to full throttle, and it holds where ever you put it. If I ever have to replace a cable system again, it will be with a Seastar hydraulic system.
I believe that the lower power (under 150hp) outboard system is sold under the Baystar name.
I believe that both are a division of Teleflex.


For my 40hp I bought a 'SeaStar' helm. A 'no feedback' helm is needed in the newer boat motors, with the older helm. If you find the boat steering, left or right, when you let go the wheel, that is torque, and will need to change the helm.

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