You need to do 2 things. #1 - read this info: http://club.benningtonmarine.com/th...ns-including-hydraulic-and-power-assist.8120/Hmm. I don’t have a problem with it as is but I do think the wife might appreciate it. Do you have any idea of the cost to add? Could I DIY?
Edit: looks to be about $1500. Might consider putting this in in the summer maybe.
I just found that and am printing out the SeaStar manual haha.You need to do 2 things. #1 - read this info: http://club.benningtonmarine.com/th...ns-including-hydraulic-and-power-assist.8120/
#2 - search "power assist steering". Lots of previous discussions will turn up, including members who have added it later. Bust seriously, why would you go through the time and trouble when the factory can do it for you?
No problem. I did not know the stage of boat building you were in. Congrats on the new boat.No sir. I can see the boat from where I’m sitting right now though. I don’t mean this snarky at all because I’ve very new to this but are you suggesting I send it back to the factory? Sorry if I’m not understanding something.
Oh haha. I put a picture in the post where I said it was too late for the factory to do it. We took delivery two weeks ago so she is already on the lift. I very much appreciate the help!No problem. I did not know the stage of boat building you were in. Congrats on the new boat.
That’s my fear too. I do all my own maintenance on everything I own so I’m sure this is something I can knock out too. I didn’t even buy a trailer for the boat so I would have to pay dealer to pick it up and put it back in the water too. I think he only charges $100 for that though.Hopefully he would charge you his cost for parts , labor is whats going to hurt .
This was in 2016 when my dealer installed Power Assist and it was $3,600 for the installation.I plan to. He’s got a prop on order for me, the prop he put on the boat is underpitched, so I’ll ask him when I pick that up. I’m expecting him to quote me twice what I can do it for myself.