SeaStar PA1200-2 Power Assist Unit - 12V/24V - 25'
The SeaStar Power Assist unit can be installed on new SeaStar steering installations or as an easy retro-fit to existing systems.
Suitable for most boat types, the SeaStar Power Assist uses an electronic controlled hydraulic pump to provide on-demand power steering. It is installed into the hydraulic steering circuit between the helm and steering cylinder. The Power Assist unit is powered from the boat’s battery and adjusts automatically to the input voltage (12V or 24V).
If power to the unit is interrupted for any reason, the steering system will automatically return to manual operation without any change to the number of lock-to-lock turns. In this case, the steering will of course be heavier than with the Power Assist activated.
SeaStar Power Assist steering dramatically reduces steering effort in heavy of high torque applications. Power assisted steering delivers exceptional performance and unparalleled levels of safety and comfort, even in the most extreme conditions. Specifically designed for high torque single engine outboard applications fitted with SeaStar Pro helms, such as performance bass boats.
- Dramatically reduces steering effort
- wall or floor mount
- Easy to install
- OEM or retro-fit
- Compatible with power purge system
- Simple add-on to an existing SeaStar steering system (from 1.4 to 2.4 SeaStar helms)
- Return to manual in failure mode
- Suitable for use with autopilots
- 12V or 24V operation
- Wiring harness included
- Ignition protected
- ABYC, CE, NMMA, ISO 10592 Approved
Why Use Power Assist?
Today's high horsepower engines are much heavier and are producing more propeller torque than ever before. Naturally this additional weight and torque has an effect on the boat's steering when these loads are transferred to the wheel. Unacceptable levels of steering load can increase driver fatigue and discomfort.
The SeaStar Power Assist virtually eliminates all steering loads and provides modern boaters the same level of steering comfort found in cars. Even in the most extreme applications, the boat will be more comfortable to steer. The SeaStar Power Assist allows the boat to be driven safely and easily by the whole family.