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External Steering Thoughts??

Old 01-09-2012, 05:35 PM
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Default 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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Old 01-09-2012, 05:53 PM
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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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Old 01-09-2012, 06:41 PM
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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.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:46 PM
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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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