Need a SeaStar Hydraulic Steering Mail In Repair Recommendation

Discussion in 'Mechanic Recommendation Forum' started by CNYBoater, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. CNYBoater

    CNYBoater Member

    171
    Aug 14, 2017
    1994 200 Overnighter, Single Axle Easy Load'r Galvanized Trailer, 2009 Chevy Trailblazer
    Single 1994 Mercury Black Max V135 O/B
    1994 Sea Ray 200 Overnighter w/ Mercury 135hp Outboard.

    End of last season during the driveway system test before going out on a day trip, found the steering almost gone, inspection showed fluid had drained into splashwell then out of boat, only a little residue left in splashwell. Anyways, before winterizing I tried a few shops to get it repaired to no avail. I've done a few online repair quote requests this spring and though I get the auto-generated response that the message was received no follow ups.

    Any recommendations where I can remove the cylinder and mail it in for gland/seal repairs and have the bleeders checked out?
     
  2. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
  3. CNYBoater

    CNYBoater Member

    171
    Aug 14, 2017
    1994 200 Overnighter, Single Axle Easy Load'r Galvanized Trailer, 2009 Chevy Trailblazer
    Single 1994 Mercury Black Max V135 O/B
    Thanks for the info.

    Looks like this is one of those situations where I am better served testing my DIY skills. $100 for the gland/ring kit, $350 + two directions of shipping for rebuilt cylinder, or $450 w/ free ship for a new style cylinder.
     
  4. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    CNY - I took mine to my CAT dealer and they installed the rebuild kit for me. I would think any hydraulic shop could put the kit in...
     
  5. CNYBoater

    CNYBoater Member

    171
    Aug 14, 2017
    1994 200 Overnighter, Single Axle Easy Load'r Galvanized Trailer, 2009 Chevy Trailblazer
    Single 1994 Mercury Black Max V135 O/B
    Thanks for the tip. There is a CAT dealer down the road from the office, worth a shot.
     

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