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Old 06-27-2007, 09:09 PM
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Cool...made a big difference?

Big difference is an understatement. The stock steering was so worn out that it was almost uncontrollable at speed. The boat goes 72, but it was frightening to go that fast as you felt you had very little control. May have been the cable, or it may have been the gimbal/tiller steering bushings. After changing it out, it is like a new boat. Full control at all speeds. I can promise you I will NEVER have another performance boat without full hydraulic.

The factory external part on my boat is Marine Machine. The drive bracket is a large beefy piece that looks stronger than many others I have seen.
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Anybody here on OSO a dealer for marine machine?
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jdub,

I don't want this to sound hokey but a friend of mine just completed manufacturing his own hydraulic steering and the internals are better than Marine Machine/IMCO/any of the others...the quality is awesome and was made at a VERY reputable machine shop. He is currently working on all of the "other" replacement parts to put together 10 sets or so as he's hoping to start selling. The cylinders are complete and will be considerably less expensive than the other manufacturers mentioned.

Feel free to call me for more details 608.235.0349..I'm in WI on central time .

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Old 06-28-2007, 08:30 AM
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I had MM on my 24. Worked great, till i bent a piston mid July. Sent it to MM and they turned it around same day!
Lost no time on the water. Great customer service.
I too won't own a 60mph+ boat w/o it.
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Rob did you buy it or was it already on?
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was already on it...
and i don't remember it being $$ to fix it... i'd remember that.
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Don't know if you are still looking
but this guy has a good system and
several on here have purchased one.
Best bang for the buck.......
I think the web site has his old phone number.
1-513-477-9114 new number

http://www.xsperformancemarine.biz/
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Zeiger! I just installed their kit on my boat. Went on like it was supposed to be there. I bought it from Fred at Trick Marine. Fred gave me Paul Zeiger's phone number and Paul walked me through it step by step before I even received the kit. He said to call anytime while installing if I needed help, even weekends. That's what you call customer service!!
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I agree http://www.everettperformance.com/#
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How do you guys feel about the Bravo cap design (Zieger, Mayfair, Imco) or the wing plate design (Latham, MM, XS, WPM) which do you feel is a better design?
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Bruce thanks for the link, great site!
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