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  1. #1
    Registered Platinum Member egbolt's Avatar
    My Boats:
    97 Donzi ZX
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Prosper, TX

    External Steering Thoughts??

    Hey give me thoughts on External steering. I have just refresh motor in donzi 22zx. should be 550-600 hp. I know i need external steering but my thoughts/money are go with dual ram add-on or full hyd single ram.

    We mainly run lakes in Texas nothing crazy majority of time but look for thoughts on safety. Gimbal etc in great shape, but I have been reading add-on stiffens steering and wife drives boat also so will it make to stiff.
    I am torn between dual addon then doing full next winter or just doing single ram full.. Give thoughts boat should run top end about 80-85

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    Gold Member Gold Member Dave M's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2017 30 Concept, 300 Verados, Superboat Y2k and 24OS (sold)
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    LaPlata, MD, USA
    On that size boat I would opt for the single ram, full system. I ran a single ram full system on the 24 Superboat I had and it was rock solid. I could turn the wheel with 1 finger and it was very precise.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member laster's Avatar
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    1996 Progression 24LD
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    Oct 2000
    Western Massachusetts
    I agree with the single ram, full system. Don't really need two rams at the speeds you are expecting. Full system is generally much more precise than the add-on system.
    Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way. B*tchin' about it ain't helpin'.

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    Gold Member Gold Member sunchaser796's Avatar
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    Know Better ,cause I work on them...
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    Apr 2005
    Fort Lauderdale
    Knowinf what I know about Donzi boat, with that kind of horepower< i would HIGHLY reccommend dual sterring rams. I have a friend that owns a 22 Donzi pushing over 500 hp and he has dual rams in his boat. Running a single ram puts to much strees on the transom and over a period of time the transon will crack. Even with dual rams, you need blocks installed and glassed over.

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