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Old 07-13-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hydraulic steering

I have a 1968 Bertram with cable steering. It is very stiff. How ever I would like to change to a hydraulic steering.
Any suggestions PLEASE.

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Old 07-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Stiffness is not usually a feature of cable steering. Check another boat or try a new cable.

Cable and pulley steering done properly is the lowest effort steering I know of except for power steering. But more expensive that either push pull cable or hydraulic.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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I have a 1968 Bertram with cable steering. It is very stiff. How ever I would like to change to a hydraulic steering.
Any suggestions PLEASE.

Than you
kelly
You don't say whether you will do the work or not....

Hydraulic systems are not complicated as most mail order places and/or manufacturers have tables that you align your boat specs to and they have complete packages for your specific needs or even boat.

You may also explore for a classic Bertram owners site and ask there...I'll bet there a dozen possibilities offered in moments.
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