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HyDrive Admiral Balanced Cylinder Steering Kit for Inboards or Jets (IBKIT4)


HyDrive Admiral Balanced Cylinder Steering Kit for Inboards or Jets (IBKIT4)


HyDrive's home is Australia where recreational and commercial boats often operate days from onshore support. Systems and components are tough, reliable, made from quality materials and designed for easy on the water serviceability.  HyDrive has built an enviable worldwide reputation, in addition to being used by experienced recreational sailors systems can be found on Pilot boats, commercial fishing vessels and Olympic Sailing Team support RIBs etc.. Want a high quality dependable steering system? Fit HyDrive. 

Suitable for Inboard rudders or jets, IBKIT4 is a complete balanced cylinder inboard kit, and is generally intended for larger craft than the other IB Kits.

This kit contains the larger capacity 213 balanced cylinder made of chrome-plated brass, bronze and stainless steel and is ideally suited to both pleasure and light commercial vessels with shaft drives and rudders. Max. rudder torque 110KgM. 

This system should be used with only steel or copper tubing - ½”OD (not supplied in this kit). This is to ensure the correct quantity of steering fluid can pass to the cylinder with lower friction and gives a lighter feel at the helm than would be found with N8 hose.

Kit Includes:  

  • 401Helm:  28cc/rev In-built Lock valve 
  • Model 213C12 cylinder: Capacity:- 174cc Stroke:- 204mm 
  • 2 litres ULTRA-15 fluid
  • 1 pair high pressure flex hoses to suit ½”copper tubing
  • Bleeding Kit
  • All fittings

WHEEL TURNS lock to lock with the standard 401 helm = 6.2. Alternatively, the 402 helm can be supplied = 4.9 Turns. Please specify upon ordering.

Please email us (info@specialistsmallcraft.com) to request our rudder torque questionnaire before purchasing to ensure you select the correct steering system.

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