This is a pretty straight forward installation of a power steering assist unit that helps move both engines connected by a tie rod.
Mount the power steering unit high inside to avoid water and drips as much as possible. The main power for the unit runs directly to the breaker panel.
Included in the Part 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat video, is a brief overview of Installing a tie bar kit to connect the two engines.
We also show you how we created a rigging hole and tube for the power steering hoses that connect the helm to the tie rods.
Check out the short 3 minute video below:
Three helpful tips in Part 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV:
- Refurbishing is an alternative that can save you hundreds of dollars over buying a new one – and it comes out looking like new. See how it’s done to the helm in Part 26, of the Taco Marine Project Boat.
- If you have two engines, that’s a lot of load on the wheel. A power assist puts high pressure into the steering cylinder making it much easier to steer, and reduces drift.
The “After photo” shows a new product called the “Terminal Tamer”
Is your battery terminal a mess? Check out this “before and after” photo of a typical boaters’ battery, and then using a simple terminal extender which can make your battery maintenance much easier!
Check out the helpful helm-related tips in the Taco Marine Project Boat on Ship Shape TV below:
Watch how easy it is to replace those old, scratched and partly opaque portlights with brand new ones. It’s a relatively inexpensive project to help make your boat look new again.
Above – the trim ring is fed in from the outside and sealed with calking. On the inside – bend some tabs, secure with a few screws, then caulk and screw in the port light and you’re done. See how easy this project is to do in the video below: