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Old 08-23-2020, 08:24 AM
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So, I have hydraulic steering on a 26’ cc with twin engines. Also have Auto Pilot. It’s tough to steer to the left and I hear Power Assist will cure the need for two hand steering while underway. What do I need to install the Power Assist?
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Old 08-24-2020, 07:57 AM
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Look at Uflex.
Old 08-24-2020, 08:01 AM
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i have a 26 twin also....had simrad AP pump.....opted to go with a SeaStar power assist unit that was physically attached to a seastar AP pump. (its all one unit (well technically two units that come bolted together)) My AP pump was about ready to be changed anyway. this also free'd up some area by having both units bolted together.
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this is a link to what it looks like....

https://www.seatechmarineproducts.co...v-60cu-in.html

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the fact that you have hydraulic steering and are having issues with turning in only one direction AND you have to hold on with both hands tells me that you need to figure out what is wrong with your current setup before you go adding something else.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
the fact that you have hydraulic steering and are having issues with turning in only one direction AND you have to hold on with both hands tells me that you need to figure out what is wrong with your current setup before you go adding something else.
This. Something aint right if your steering is hard. Youve got a valve stuck or something in the helm unit.
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Agree with the folks who are suggesting that somethings wrong and ought to fix it first.

as a point of reference, I have a dual ram sea star setup (manual hydraulic) with two 200hp hpdi’s. She tracks hands off from 20kts all the way to wot (~45kts) for minutes at a time, no pulling to one side. And the steering effort is a bit stiff for my wife but I haven’t ever considered it too stiff (dual rams - half the effort but 2x the wheel turns). Powerknob is essential at low speed to whip it around, in my view. Have run boats with sea star power steering and frankly found it worse than my manual setup, but that could just be what I’m used to.
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Need to adjust the Trim /Torque Tabs on the Engines.

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