Outboard hoses are available in kit's (includes two hoses) ranging in length
from 2' - 30'. Hydraulic Hose must be protected from chaffing and any possible
contact or interference with assembly screws or sharp edges of any type.
Hydraulic hoses should be secured along the routing path wherever possible and
should not be allowed to hang free in any area where they could become a safety
hazard. Teleflex recommends the use of a rigging tube, PVC piping or conduit for
the safe secure installation of hydraulic hoses. Do not install hoses in such a
way that they may become exposed to high heat areas such as engine components
(i.e.; manifold or exhaust components) or highly corrosive areas such as battery
fumes or electrical connections.
Continuous kinking, chaffing, rubbing or twisting may eventually weaken hose(s)
to a point where it could rupture from normal steering pressure causing loss of
steering, resulting in personal or property damage. Visually inspect all hoses
and fittings for wear and or damage as part of your regular annual maintenance.
Replace any hose or components suspect of excessive wear.
hoses are supplied with pre-attached hose fittings on both ends.
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.
your hydraulic system is different than the one depicted and/or you have any
questions about hydraulic steering after reviewing this guide, please
contact SeaStar Solutions® Technical Service.
SEASTAR Outboard Hose Kit (HO51_ _*)
Includes two hoses – can be used with all SeaStar systems, except SeaStar PRO,
BayStar, Capilano and 3-line inboard systems.