Need advice on splashwell steering tube mounts

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by the brain, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    Need advice on splashwell steering tube mounts


    Currently I have the Sea star hydrolic steering tube’s inside a 2.5” Piece of PVC they are’nt secure was thinking about wrapping the tubes w/ rubber to secure tubes inside PVC.

    I would prefer a actualle mount kit kindof like this

    http://www.westmarine.com/buy/seastar-solutions--splashwell-mounting-kits--P006_182_002_513

    edit my tubes are made of plastic

    however I would prefer something like the attached image w/ the Merc. would also like to have the same exit angle as the merc.


    any advice on this is appreciated.





    TB
     

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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    The Mercury outboard has a fitting that is watertight at the cowling. I am not sure what yours look like. However, you can simply fit a hose over the PVC pipe to make it look neater.
     
  3. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    I was actually thinking of rerouting the tubes, instead of them pointed straight backward have them routed though the side of the splashwell.

    what do you think of the though hull mounting?
    Thanks TB
     

  4. gonzo
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    The side would be fine. If you run them from the transom, all the wires, hoses and cables will be exposed to damage.
     
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