Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Ausfish Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Blog Entries
    3

    Hydrive Steering Helm

    Hi

    Just wanted some advice regarding my Hydrive Skipper series steering helm. Ever since I have owned the boat I have had trouble with the helm leaking from what I thought was the fill point. On closer inspection it now looks like it is leaking from where the steering shaft comes out the helm. I have also just replaced the rear ram.

    My question is considering I have already spent $400 a few years back having the helm done up and the helm is a 93 model, am I fighting a losing battle trying to repair it or should I just cough up the $650 and have it replaced with a new admiral series helm.

    Thanks for any advice

  2. #2

    Re: Hydrive Steering Helm

    Chat to Jim McKinnon (captain red nut on here) from Aquamobile Marine. He is extremely knowledgeable on steering & a great guy to deal with. Sorted out my Hydrive helm probs at a reasonable price.

  3. #3

    Re: Hydrive Steering Helm

    hey danstu
    the skipper series helm is a great helm and providing there is no wear in the main shaft (where its leaking from) it will only require a new seal,
    have you got a photo of the helm set up you can post on here?? then i can advise if its likely its worth repairing.
    for example hydraulic steering helms used in center consoles where the person driving is holding himself in solely by the steering wheel normally wears out the shaft and bush's and they are not worth repairing.
    regards Jim

  4. #4
    Ausfish Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Blog Entries
    3
    Thread Starter

    Re: Hydrive Steering Helm

    Hi Captain Rednut

    Thanks for replying to my post. The helm setup is on a Seafarer Victory. I can send a photo but you would probably know what that looks like. Let me know if you want a photo. Much appreciate the help.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Join us