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Old 04-12-2016, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Octopus 'type S' mechanical drive for SP110

I have a sitex sp110 from a previous boat that had hydraulic steering and now I'm considering getting this conversion kit 'type S' for my twin sterndrive boat with push pull steering. I have the room and install looks fairly straight forward. I do mainly trolling in Lake Ontario and need to know if this thing will hold good a low speed. Any info would help as I am having trouble finding much online, I'm assuming they are fairly new. Don't really want to switch over to hydraulic if I can avoid it.
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http://si-tex.com/product_spec/1403893510sp_110.pdf
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It will do well, no AP is at its finest at extreme slow speeds. Its just as hard for it as it it is for you!
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
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I installed SP 110 with remote drive (mounts on transom) on a 30' twin stern drive boat with mechanical steering that is used in Lake MI for salmon trolling. As stated by Brian, it works just as good as any AP will do going that slow.
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