Vector steering


     I recently purchased a 84 vector with a Merc 200 with a jack plate ect.. I am slowly but surely learning to control the chinewalk thanks to your advice given to another member. However the dual cable steering setup is tough to handle both at high and low speed. It appears to be working correctly but it steers so hard it is hard to respond to the chinewalk and the pond I live on is small so it requires constant turning. I would like to replace it with hydraulic steering if that’s safe and you think it would work better. So my question to you is it safe and do you recommend a certain brand. 

Thank you, Ryan from Plymouth MA



Teleflex Sea Star Pro - the “Pro” version is for boats like yours. It has better valving in the helm.




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Mark C.


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