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Hydraulic steering #13600347 06/19/20 01:42 AM
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Any thoughts on the cost to have hydraulic steering installed?

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Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Jiggy wid it] #13600435 06/19/20 02:59 AM
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Typical shop cost is the steering set and 4 hours of labor at my place. $85 an hour. Usually about 1200 for sea star pro. If they’re not running any sales.


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Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Jiggy wid it] #13600610 06/19/20 12:11 PM
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Do it yourself. There are dozens of instructional videos on YouTube and other places. Not what I would consider a job for someone with no hands-on skills, but most people can handle it just fine.


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Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: T-racer @ Mallard Marine] #13600639 06/19/20 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by T-racer @ Mallard Marine
Typical shop cost is the steering set and 4 hours of labor at my place. $85 an hour. Usually about 1200 for sea star pro. If they’re not running any sales.


+1 for Mallard Marine thumb

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I did this to my 99 Pantera II classic... it is well worth the investment... you will not be disappointed... the numbers that the others mentioned are accurate... I was lucky enough to buy my buddy's used system off his old boat...he is also a boat mechanic...so, I was able to get the whole thing done for under a $1K.

If you have the money, do it... your back, arms, and neck will thank you. It makes your boat safer and days on the water a lot more enjoyable.


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Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Jiggy wid it] #13600735 06/19/20 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jiggy wid it
Any thoughts on the cost to have hydraulic steering installed?




If you decide to DIY it you are welcome to bring the boat by here (NAPA in Wylie) and I can talk you through it, I have installed a dozen or so of them.

Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Ken A.] #13600759 06/19/20 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken A.
Originally Posted by T-racer @ Mallard Marine
Typical shop cost is the steering set and 4 hours of labor at my place. $85 an hour. Usually about 1200 for sea star pro. If they’re not running any sales.


+1 for Mallard Marine thumb


+ 2. Trace will do a nice job for you!


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Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Jiggy wid it] #13601942 06/20/20 02:30 PM
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Thanks for the kind thoughts friends. Hope y’all all are well.


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Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Tiltman] #13602248 06/20/20 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiltman
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Any thoughts on the cost to have hydraulic steering installed?




If you decide to DIY it you are welcome to bring the boat by here (NAPA in Wylie) and I can talk you through it, I have installed a dozen or so of them.


Chris installed mine! 1998 Basscat and mad ea world of difference, can't imagine driving a boat without hydraulics anymore.


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Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Jiggy wid it] #13607050 06/24/20 11:26 PM
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Hughes Marine in Wylie did mine, 2004 SX-190 a few weeks back. Call Gary (boatman25) for his best price

Re: Hydraulic steering [Re: Jiggy wid it] #13607095 06/25/20 12:00 AM
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I did mine with the help of my 10 year old daughter. We did it in one day. Not a hard job! Hole saw, saw zaw, general hand tool. I will never not have hydraulic steering again on my boat!

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