SeaStar bulkhead hose kits assure a neat hydraulic steering installation. Each hose has an integral bulkhead fitting for tidy routing of hoses through a splashwell bulkhead, helping to eliminate excess loose hose, kinking or chafing. Includes two hoses
- can be used with all SeaStar systems, except BayStar, Capilano and 3-line inboard.
How to Measure Hydraulic Hoses
Measure hose routing path from wheel center line to engine connection, as
A = Center line of wheel to gunwale (or deck, if routed downward),
B = Dash to transom,
C = Gunwale to centerline of cable connection at centered tiller.
Most cylinders move with the engine/rudder; enough slack must be left
in hoses/tubing to prevent sharp bends (less than 3” radius) and/or kinking.
Where rigid tubing is used, flexible hoses must be installed between tubing
and cylinder, to allow cylinder articulation.
For Most Cylinders, add A, B & C + 24”, round up to next even foot. Order
that length hose kit, or twice that length in tubing.
Hose routings (such as those found on pontoon boats) may vary from this
drawing. Confirm length by laying a garden hose along cable path and measure run
from wheel to engine connection point.
Typical Single Station Routing
A single, front-mount outboard cylinder system is shown in this diagram.
|If your hydraulic system is different than the one depicted
and/or you have any questions about hydraulic steering
after reviewing this guide, please contact Teleflex