the Susan Lucci of OGF
as some of you know i have been having steering problems. well i pulled out the old rack steering and found a baystar hydraulic system (helm/pump, cylinder, lines and 2 bottles of fluid) on ebay for $530.00 delivered to my door in 2 days. i took my time installing it. made sure to follow the directions to the tee, it took a day and a 1/2 to remove the old and install the new between the rain storms. well i took it out on erie today and all i can say is SWEEEEEET!!! hands free operation. trolling to WOT. its amazing the difference hydraulic steering makes in handling. if your having steering problems and plan on replacing the old system, i recommend (strongly) that you go with hydraulic oh, by the way. i saved about $1300.00 doing it myself. called the local boat mechanic and he said he could do it for around $1800.00 seemed pretty steep to me.