SeaStar Inboard Hydraulic Steering Kit

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I am going to pull the old steering out of our Nauset 27 next week. It is shot, and needs replacing.

Is there a local shop in Rhode Island where I can purchase all the parts? I know which parts, but do not have the tools to make the hoses with two sets of bulkhead mounts so i can run from helm right to cylinder?
 

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DM me, I'm in Dartmouth, have a Parker Karrycrimp with all the goodies, and can do it all on site. Maybe save you a few $$$.
 

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DM me, I'm in Dartmouth, have a Parker Karrycrimp with all the goodies, and can do it all on site. Maybe save you a few $$$.
Thanks you, If I am in need of crimping I will let you know. SeaStar said the through deck fittings can go on afterwards with end fittings already on the hose.

I still have to remove the old one, measure all, and get the parts. It looks like the cylinder I have is not longer produced. Going to pull that out today, did not have all the right tools yesterday. Boat goes to the yard tomorrow so progress.
 

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they say that because there are two types "bulkhead fittings" that they offer. one is a true bulkhead, the other is a plastic flange that functions as one, but is nothing more then an oversize grommet. be careful: you only have one opportunity to drill the (larger) holes....you can't drill smaller.
 

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they say that because there are two types "bulkhead fittings" that they offer. one is a true bulkhead, the other is a plastic flange that functions as one, but is nothing more then an oversize grommet. be careful: you only have one opportunity to drill the (larger) holes....you can't drill smaller.
Great info, thank you. If I have to have hoses made, I will contact you. Appreciate someone who knows the systems.
 

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A true bulkhead fitting will have a hose on each side of the partition...so twice as many hose ends. there are field attachable ends, but they are physically larger and more than twice the money.
 

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If you're up for it post some pics of your project. I'm taking on a similar project also in RI this summer
 

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A true bulkhead fitting will have a hose on each side of the partition...so twice as many hose ends. there are field attachable ends, but they are physically larger and more than twice the money.
Everyone should have a union and 2 reusable fittings on board for the steering system.
 

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5/16" (or 3/8" if you have the "Sport" system) double hose barb and two Oetiker clamps will do a quick repair---pinch with a pair of "dikes".
 

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Could not get the cylinder out today. It has a long extension with clevis pin onto a bracket/bulkhead longer than my arm reach. The only access now is a Freeman 12" round on CL over the tiller arm. I am going to add a waterproof access port 10" x 12" over the other end to remove the pin. And in case i have to build a mount for a different cylinder.

But for now off line for the weekend to travel and see family on the Cape.

Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend, be safe, have fun, and remember/thank everyone who is and has served.
 

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Well I finally had the time to get the cylinder out. Had to cut out for a new Deck Plate so I could access the back end of the cylinder, and build the new mount. Cylinder is toast, and SeaStar said the replace is HC5319-3. And I also need the HP5615 clevis pin end for for my tiller arm, and looks like HF6003 for 3/8" SAE fittings.

This boat is built like a tank. The deck laminate is thick, with balsa that is in great shape after 43 years. Will seal the core. Dry fit the new deck plate, and will hold off on installing until I am done with the mount and some bilge paint.

Couple of questions and pictures added:
1. What do the hose experts think of this, Updated from 1/4" NPT fittings to -5 ORB fittings?
2. Or should I go with the 3/8" SAE fittings?

Need to build a new mount which is no big deal since the old one had the extension. Then need to run the new hoses with new manual pump. Will repack the rudder stuffing box while the tiller is off.

Also decided to repaint the cockpit deck after some clean up work and sealing. Also painting the topside, and of course I am in the middle of sanding the bottom after soda blasted. That will get two coats of epoxy barrier, then two coats of bottom paint. Hope to be in the water in 2-3 weeks.

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I am going to pull the old steering out of our Nauset 27 next week. It is shot, and needs replacing.

Is there a local shop in Rhode Island where I can purchase all the parts? I know which parts, but do not have the tools to make the hoses with two sets of bulkhead mounts so i can run from helm right to cylinder?
McGill hose and coupling inc made my trans lines while i had lunch
 

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Well I finally had the time to get the cylinder out. Had to cut out for a new Deck Plate so I could access the back end of the cylinder, and build the new mount. Cylinder is toast, and SeaStar said the replace is HC5319-3. And I also need the HP5615 clevis pin end for for my tiller arm, and looks like HF6003 for 3/8" SAE fittings.

This boat is built like a tank. The deck laminate is thick, with balsa that is in great shape after 43 years. Will seal the core. Dry fit the new deck plate, and will hold off on installing until I am done with the mount and some bilge paint.

Couple of questions and pictures added:
1. What do the hose experts think of this, Updated from 1/4" NPT fittings to -5 ORB fittings?
2. Or should I go with the 3/8" SAE fittings?

Need to build a new mount which is no big deal since the old one had the extension. Then need to run the new hoses with new manual pump. Will repack the rudder stuffing box while the tiller is off.

Also decided to repaint the cockpit deck after some clean up work and sealing. Also painting the topside, and of course I am in the middle of sanding the bottom after soda blasted. That will get two coats of epoxy barrier, then two coats of bottom paint. Hope to be in the water in 2-3 weeks.

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they didnt mess around building that deck wow
 
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