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Old 02-13-2018, 10:15 AM
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Thanks for your answers and experience with the hydraulic Steering.

Last Weekend, i took a mate to the Boat to fix the Sterring issue.

We ordered two bottles Seastar steering fluig and bleed the complete system two times.

It was not easy and took about 3 hours, one person was laying in the locker and the other was filling the helm reservoir/pulling the Steeringwheel. But the result was worth, steering with one hand is no problem now.

More than 1/2 liter of fluid was needed and we found two bad connections.


Excellent. Glad you did not have to replace anything.


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Old 02-13-2018, 10:44 PM
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Thanks for your answers and experience with the hydraulic Steering.

Last Weekend, i took a mate to the Boat to fix the Sterring issue.

We ordered two bottles Seastar steering fluig and bleed the complete system two times.

It was not easy and took about 3 hours, one person was laying in the locker and the other was filling the helm reservoir/pulling the Steeringwheel. But the result was worth, steering with one hand is no problem now.

More than 1/2 liter of fluid was needed and we found two bad connections.
Can you explain the procedure you used and where were your bad connections so I know where to check mine.
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:51 AM
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Can you explain the procedure you used and where were your bad connections so I know where to check mine.
Of course! The procedure was exactly how its shown in the Seastar manual. Look here:

http://www.seastarsolutions.com/wp-c....L-343319L.pdf

Page 25-28, make sure you have two people and enough steering Fluid - i used two new bottles (1 liter) but you also can reuse the Fluid coming out of the bleeding vent if it is not dirty or has traces of water in it.

The two bad connections (in my case) were the hose/refill-cap und the hose/helmpump conncetion.
I changed 10" hose because the old one was stiff and brittle.

I hope i explained correctly, my technical english is not the best
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:04 AM
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Of course! The procedure was exactly how its shown in the Seastar manual. Look here:

http://www.seastarsolutions.com/wp-c....L-343319L.pdf

Page 25-28, make sure you have two people and enough steering Fluid - i used two new bottles (1 liter) but you also can reuse the Fluid coming out of the bleeding vent if it is not dirty or has traces of water in it.

The two bad connections (in my case) were the hose/refill-cap und the hose/helmpump conncetion.
I changed 10" hose because the old one was stiff and brittle.

I hope i explained correctly, my technical english is not the best
Perfect, thanks a lot. I will be checking mine this winter
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:26 PM
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Is there an alternative for the Hydraulic steering fluid? The SeaStar stuff is over $25 quart.
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