Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > Owners Forum > Sonic
Hydraulic steering >

Hydraulic steering

Notices

Hydraulic steering

Old 01-06-2022, 06:48 AM
  #1  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
Posts: 701
Received 50 Likes on 26 Posts
Default Hydraulic steering

Now that I've decided to keep my 260. I want to put Full Hydraulic steering on it. I'm confused as to the different lengths of cylinders. Most have 2 or 3 options. I put a new used drive on it that came off a Fountain. So it has the steering end cap already on it. Will any steering system work with that?
Gary C is offline  
Old 01-06-2022, 04:26 PM
  #2  
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cudjoe Key FL
Posts: 789
Received 21 Likes on 16 Posts
Default

Post a pic of what you have then the help will be more helpful.
sonicss42 is offline  
Old 01-06-2022, 05:51 PM
  #3  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: USA, PA
Posts: 494
Received 153 Likes on 89 Posts
Default

I did the IMCO Uni Mount on my Formula 292 last winter, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.
Full Hydro to the helm. ran all the hoses, brackets, etc. all myself. I am very happy with the results.

Not an inexpensive project, but was very worth it.
SabrToothSqrl is offline  
Old 01-07-2022, 08:21 AM
  #4  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
Posts: 701
Received 50 Likes on 26 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by sonicss42 View Post
Post a pic of what you have then the help will be more helpful.


Ok this is what im working with
Gary C is offline  
Old 01-07-2022, 08:27 AM
  #5  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: USA, PA
Posts: 494
Received 153 Likes on 89 Posts
Default

You could add a single or dual ram setup for a single bravo. I would do full hydro vs. the 1/2 kit.

SabrToothSqrl is offline  
Old 01-07-2022, 08:49 AM
  #6  
Charter Member #1472
Charter Member
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: upstate NY USA
Posts: 314
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

when i did mine i lost a half turn on the steering wheel, not a big deal. i just did the rear transom mount, NOT full hydraulic. there is also different width mounting caps for the drive also. i currently have 2 different width caps. I'm going to put the wider one on when i put my Teague Platinum drive on with the standard-length sport master. i can take a pic later when i go out in the garage to give you an idea. glad to hear your keeping the Prowler.
Prowler is offline  
Old 01-07-2022, 08:59 AM
  #7  
Registered
 
Sutphil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Oakville,ON
Posts: 1,165
Received 47 Likes on 20 Posts
Default

Work off of the measurements provided with the manufacturer's installation instructions before ordering. Your stringer location(s) will be a factor in determining the correct ram length.
Sutphil is offline  
Old 01-07-2022, 11:49 AM
  #8  
Charter Member #1472
Charter Member
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: upstate NY USA
Posts: 314
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

i followed my installation instructions to a T. inside the boat where the thru-hull fittings go is pretty much wide open.

Prowler is offline  
Old 01-08-2022, 06:27 AM
  #9  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
Posts: 701
Received 50 Likes on 26 Posts
Default

Hardin marine told me no one makes the rams for the Fountain end cap anymore. That didn't make sense to me. I'd like to use it since it's already on the drive. Prowler, what is the measurement from the transom assembly to where you mounted the ram to the transom? I'll be going to the Miami boat show this year. So I'll be checking all the systems out in person.
Gary C is offline  
Old 01-09-2022, 08:19 AM
  #10  
Charter Member #1472
Charter Member
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: upstate NY USA
Posts: 314
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

do you plan on adding more power? a nose cone on mine made a huge difference over 70 mph.
Prowler is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.