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Old 01-15-2002, 03:47 PM
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Question External Steering........

Gonna put some external steering on the boat.....Is there really any difference between the name brands?? And whats a fair price???
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Old 01-15-2002, 03:58 PM
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Use Marine Machine. That's the good stuff.
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I would use LATHAM i've never had any problems at all. I like the way it mounts to the drive. easy to install.
 
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Call John Cosker @ Marine Performance, (386)-760-6464 and he'll give you a good deal on Keith Eickert Steering, which they installed on my boat. The KE system is really well engineered and I have had NO problems with it at all
I had Marine Machine on my Eliminator and it is also very good as well as is Latham. WPM and IMCO make good systems too, from what I have heard, I have never used them though.
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I have IMCO on mine and I am very happy with it. I have driven a couple of boats with Marine Machine and one with Latham. They all worked well. However, I liked the feel of the boats equipped with Marine Machine best and would probably get that on my next boat, though I think they are all good.

I have not tried WPM or Eickert.
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I have Imco helm to stern. My only concern is that steering gets stiff at idle speed .
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I recently installed Marine Machine. They perform really well and look great.
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Old 01-15-2002, 08:57 PM
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MARINE MACHINE!!

THERE SET UP WITH THE WING PLATES IS #1 FOR MY MONEY.

THE OTHERS ARE NOT BAD. JUST DIFFERENT.

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Just to confuse you , I have WPM's full system. Massive wing plate They were very nice to deal with and I don't have any hard steering around the docks.

My opinion and experience.

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Have Latham on my Donzi. It works great at all engine speeds. Never tight. Little noisey when you take it to the stops at the helm during Docking. Probably a function of hydraulic system resonance. It is really stable.
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