Deciding on a steering replacement

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by pwillie, May 27, 2016.

  1. pwillie
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    pwillie Junior Member

    I have a Morris Drum style steering control head, but will replace do to age....The new unit will be turning a 90 hp Mercury 4 stroke. I have looked at the rack and pinion style, but would like to know which style would be the strongest for the 90 motor?:confused: Rotary or rack and pinion?
     
  2. keysdisease
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    keysdisease Senior Member

    Steering manufacturers do not mess around with HP ratings because of the liability. 90HP is well within the ratings range of either small rotary or rack and pinion. The rack takes up a lot more space behind the dash.

    The no feedback systems are nice to have, otherwise select by cost because the issue of "strongest for a 90HP" is a non issue.
    :cool:
     
  3. pwillie
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    pwillie Junior Member

    Thanks, I will do it!
     
  4. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Hydraulic is the best if you can afford it.
     

  5. keysdisease
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