Like Tree0Likes

Best deal in steering

Reply
Old 02-15-2005, 12:55 AM
  #11
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Anarchy Powerboats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Phoenix, Havasu, Newport
My Boats: www.anarchypowerboats.com
Posts: 3,060
Default Re: Best deal in steering

Quote:
Originally Posted by BADKACHINA
I see you are buying a new on with two motors, nice choice. You'll be buying two rams for sure, minght as well go full hydraulic as well. See you at the lake this summer.
Hell yeah, there are sooo many being built right now its crazy. I found a way to integrate my dalmation theme in a cool way too...

Last edited by Anarchy Powerboats; 02-15-2005 at 08:45 AM.
Anarchy Powerboats is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:40 AM
  #12
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default Re: Best deal in steering

Imco single-ram/single engine on last boat. Worked great, but did once rupture an outside transom line. Easy fix.

Marine Machine dual-ram/twin engine on current boat, and quite happy with it. I do wish I a steering system that always returned to a "center" position though. (Not automatic-return like a car, but so the wheel always turns back to the same spot when centered.)
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 09:59 AM
  #13
Registered
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
My Boats: None
Posts: 3,682
Smile Re: Best deal in steering

Quote:
Originally Posted by sutphen30
i am too and i know what you mean.it drives me friggen nuts.
i've been thinking of getting a quick release steering wheel then every time i go out i can quickly readjust it straight.its on my long list of things to do.
Because hydraulic fluid moves around in the system, you will almost never see the wheel in the "correct" position when you're going straight ahead. It just the nature of the beast.
Guys have been griping about that since hydraulic steering was invented and as far as I know there are no "cures" for this without compromising the reliability of the system.
Edward R. Cozzi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 10:54 AM
  #14
Rough Seas Lie Ahead
Gold Member
 
Reckless32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 2,465
Default Re: Best deal in steering

ON the IMCO full hydraulic system you simply take the wheel to the stops (whil;e counting the turns) and hold it. The pressure relief valve opens; you count the turns back to center: and voila! wheel is centered.

The wheels cget out of alignment due to the pounding they take and the relief valve is constanly opening a tad bit eventually causing the alignment to get out of whack...
Reckless32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:30 PM
  #15
Registered
 
Semper Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,234
Default Re: Best deal in steering

I don't buy any IMCO products, heard alot of bad stuff about them like not backing their warranties
Semper Fi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Donman
General Boating Discussion
5
09-07-2008 10:36 PM
jdub
General Boating Discussion
22
07-03-2007 08:44 AM
26sonic
Sonic
1
05-03-2006 11:09 PM
damdonzi
General Boating Discussion
2
03-13-2006 09:04 PM
Donman
General Q & A
2
09-09-2005 04:51 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.