Common questions

What happened to SeaStar solutions?

What happened to SeaStar solutions?

SeaStar Solutions was acquired by Dometic Group for $875M on Nov 22, 2017 .

What is Sea Star hydraulic steering?

The SeaStar Hydraulic Steering System is designed to provide that extra margin of muscle when needed and easily handles Outboard, Sterndrive and Inboard engines in boats up to 50 feet. SeaStar has a comprehensive range of available cylinders to handle a variety of Outboard, Sterndrive and Inboard steering applications.

Who makes Sea Star steering?

Dometic SeaStar
Take command of your vessel with Optimus Electronic Power Steering Systems or command the sea with any of our SeaStar, BayStar, or Xtreme steering products. Dometic SeaStar offers the most reliable, safe, and easy to use steering products on the marine market.

Which SeaStar helm do I have?

To verify which helm you have, simply look at the end of your steering shaft for a 1.7, 2.0 or 2.4 stamping.

Is sea star and Teleflex the same company?

Teleflex Marine, the leading manufacturer and distributor of marine control systems, engine and drive components and other products for the OEM and aftermarket marine trade, announced that it is changing its name to SeaStar Solutions. The name change comes two years after Teleflex Marine was acquired by H.I.G.

Are sea stars and starfish the same thing?

Sea stars, commonly called, “starfish,” are not fish. Sea stars live underwater, but that is where their resemblance to fish ends. They do not have gills, scales, or fins. Sea stars live only in saltwater.

What type of fluid goes in a sea star steering system?

Teleflex Seastar Hydraulic Oil is the preferred steering fluid for use in all Seastar, Baystar and Hynautic steering systems. It is the required steering fluid for Seastar steering systems under warranty.

Do you need hydraulic steering on a boat?

A hydraulic steering system is recommended for larger boats 10 metres and above in length and those moving at high speeds. The torque (or force) of a large outboard motor means it can be difficult to bring out of a turn or veer sharply from heading straight with mechanical steering.

Are sea stars fish?

Sea stars, commonly called, “starfish,” are not fish. They do not have gills, scales, or fins. Tube feet also help sea stars hold their prey. Sea stars are related to sand dollars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers, all of which are echinoderms, meaning that they have five-point radial symmetry.

What is a helm pump?

A hydraulic helm pump is the brains of what drives hydraulic fluids through the hydraulic boat steering system, causing the hydraulic cylinder at the engine to move starboard to port vise versa. This will ensure you have the correct helm installed for your system.

What is hydraulic steering?

Hydraulic power steering A hydraulic piston connected to the steering gear uses pressurized fluid to provide assistance when turning the wheel. The fluid moves via a pump that is driven by the engine — The issue is the pump is always using energy even when the steering wheel isn’t touched.

What do sea stars eat?

Feeding. The common sea star eats snails, clams, oysters, mussels and barnacles. It feeds by latching its tube feet onto its prey’s shells, then prying the shells open just enough for the sea star to reach its stomach inside.

What do you need to know about seastar solutions?

From throttle and shift control cables to your boats steering to instrumentation and repair parts for your engine and drive, SeaStar Solutions has continually led the recreational marine industry with innovation, quality and a commitment to supplying boat builders, dealers and boaters with the parts they need, when they need them.

Who are the authorised retailers of seastar Motors?

CH Smith are Authorised Retailers of Seastar and Baystar hydraulic steering systems for outboard and inboard motors.

What’s the maximum speed for a seastar pro?

Seastar Pro is for high-performance boats with single non-power-assisted outboards up to 350 HP, especially those capable of speeds over 65 MPH, which demand maximum steering control and comfort. It is suitable for use with high-performance propellors and jack plates. • Patented steering lock valves.

What kind of steering kit does seastar pro use?

SeaStar Pro Outboard DESCRIPTION PART NO. 16’ – SeaStar PRO Hydraulic Steering Kit HK7500A-3 16’ – SeaStar PRO cylinder, helm pump an HK7516A-3 18’ – SeaStar PRO cylinder, helm pump an HK7518A-3