SeaStar Tandem Catamaran Outboard Steering System.
This balanced cylinder from SeaStar has been specifically developed to simply and economically link twin engine installations with one common cylinder. The cylinder is ideally suited to catamarans and pod type installations.
SeaStar have taken a standard front mount cylinder and changed the mounting configuration so that the cylinder remains stationary while the push rod actuates motor direction. The cylinder is designed to be mounted between the two engines with custom link arms connecting each rod end to the tiller arms of each engine. A ball joint fitted at either end of the push rod provides individual flexibility for the motors. The cylinder is mounted via four 5⁄16" UNC bolts directly to the transom or pod of the vessel.
As with all SeaStar cylinders the bleed nipple points must be at the highest point of cylinder installation. The cylinder features an anodised alloy barrel and chromed stainless steel shaft for extended seal life.
Recommended for OEM installation only.
To establish whether or not this cylinder would be suitable for your application the following points should be considered:
- Fore and aft alignment of cylinder. If not mounted in-line, motors will have different turning radius
- Distance between motors
- Distance of travel in tilt arc
- Horizontal alignment of cylinder