Outboard Steering

BayStar Outboard Steering

Overview
With mechanical steering you sacrifice a degree of comfort, and traditional hydraulic systems may be more than is needed on lower horsepower engines. The solution is finally here—BayStar!
Built in the tradition of the industry leading hydraulic steering, SeaStar, BayStar brings the same safety and comfort now common on larger outboard powered boats to outboard powered boats with a maximum 150 HP (total) or less.

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SeaStar Outboard Steering

SeaStar outboard hydraulic steering offers a very extensive range of engine and steering system alternatives. This guide will assist you in the selection of the steering system best suited to your boat.

Selecting the Outboard Steering System best suited for your boat:
1. Locate the type of boat you have in column A of the chart below.
2. From the chart, select the steering system best suited to your boat. You may want to review the specific features for each system.
3. Select from links on the right for a detailed component selection.
Front Mount System, Side Mount System or Splashwell Mount System.

Boat Description Front Mount System Side Mount System Splashwell Mount System Key
Column A Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin
Center Console*
Cruiser*
Fish “N’ Ski*
Other Fish Boat*
Runabout*
Bass Boat*
Inflatables*
Work/Commercial/Rescue*
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
N/A
A
A
N/A
B
A
B
B
B
B
N/A
N/A
N/A
B
B
B
B
B
N/A
N/A
N/A
B
B
B
N/A
B
N/A
N/A
B
B
B
B
N/A
B
N/A
N/A
B
B
A: Best Application
B: Good Application
N/A: Not Applicable

Outboard engines featuring Power Steering require a steering input actuator.

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Product reference to types of Outboard Boats

Center Console
Boat with control station located on a centerline mounted console. Generally designed specifically for fishing. Boats may be single or dual engine
Cruiser
Cuddy/express/bridge cruiser primarily designed for cruising. It has overnight accommodations. Typically rigged with two steering stations. Boats may be single or dual engine.
Fish ‘N’ Ski
Single engine outboard powered boat designed for day fishing or skiing in protected waters.
Other Fish Boat
Boat primarily designed and equipped for offshore fishing. May be rigged with a second steering station. Boats may be single or dual engine.
Runabout
Intended for day boating. Typically a single engine but can be a dual engine boat. Includes tournament ski boats and performance outboards.
Bass Boat
Single engine outboard powered boat designed specifically for fishing in protected waters. Typically performance oriented.
Inflatables
Boats manufactured of waterproofed fabric which are inflated with air in order to achieve their shape. The bottom of the hull may be made of fabric or fiberglass. They typically have narrow transoms. Boats may be single or dual engine.
Work/ Commercial/ Rescue
Any of the previously listed applications involved in revenue producing or rescue activities. Typically a very severe service environment.