Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 08:49 am
When you use a traditional mechanical steering system on your boat, you are sacrificing a degree of comfort. And, while there have been traditional hydraulic steering systems on the market, most are more than what is needed on lower horsepower outboard boat engines. To help bridge that gap, SeaStar developed the BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3.
The BayStar hydraulic steering kit is made by the manufacturers of SeaStar, which is without a doubt the most trusted brand in pleasure boat hydraulic steering. SeaStar Solutions Hydraulic steering has a tradition of durability and efficiency, and the BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3 embodies those same traits. The BayStar kit was built for smaller outboards of up to 150 HP. It’s an ideal upgrade to mechanically steered boats under 150 HP, thanks to it’s affordable price and compact form factor.
BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3 Features
The BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3 comes with many of the great features that you would expect from a SeaStar Solutions product.
• For boats up to 150 horsepower.
• Lock-to-lock of 5 turns.
• Features patented No FeedBack™ Steering lock valves.
• Utilizes a fixed cylinder.
• Can be purchased as a complete, ready to install system, or as separate components.
• Optional Tilt.
BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3 Application
The BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3 was designed for single-outboard powered vessels that are rated up to 150 HP. This also includes inflatables and runabouts. This boat steering kit is for single engine use only. The BayStar hydraulic kit is not intended for high performance, high speed type boats, such as many popular Bass Boats.
The BayStar HK4200A-3 kit allows you to install all of the comfort, reliability, and safety of advanced hydraulic steering onto your boat. This BayStar kit carries on the tradition of bringing safety and comfort to boating. SeaStar solutions combined their strict ISO quality control and their superior design team, then used the finest precision manufacturing and materials to bring you this great BayStar steering kit.
The BayStar hydraulic steering system is made up of a very low friction helm for smooth-as-glass comfortable steering, and a balanced cylinder which features a compacted design which fits most splashwells. The kit comes with two pieces of 20’ cut to fit tubing and also two bottles of SeaStar hydraulic steering fluid, and also a convenient fill tube for simple fills and purges.
Please note that this BayStar steering kit is NOT designed for applications which require high steering effort (for example, high speed boats or those using high performance engines). Owners of those types of boats are advised to consider upgrading their steering system to SeaStar/SeaStar Pro steering. Steering effort is dramatically reduced due to the fact that the SeaStar steering kit provides higher output power which results in lower steering effort.
BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3 Installation
The BayStar hydraulic kit is fairly straight forward to install. If you are at all comfortable with tools and working on your boat, you might consider this as a DIY job. Of course, you can always have the kit installed at your local boat dealer. Below is a nice video from a guy who installed the kit on his boat.
BayStar Hydraulic Steering Kit HK4200A-3 Owner’s Manual
Prior to installation, you will likely want to take a look at the BayStar Hydraulic Steering owner’s manual, so we’ve made it easy for you to download. Just click on the link below.