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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Good day All
I am new to this forum, owner of a 93' Aquasport 230 Explorer,
since a few weeks my Seastar helm is leaking, even when I am not using the boat.
Has anyone experience with replacing the seals?

Thanks.
Martin


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Dutch, where is it leaking from? Around the hose fittings? The steering shaft? Sorry, meant to say Martin...welcome aboard!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:03 pm 
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looks like it leaks from the steering shaft.
did replace the steering fluid beginning of the year.
attached picture of the boat first time going in the water.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Martin, THT maybe THT, but sometimes it is worth good info...http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-for ... ics.html#b

Read through it...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:05 am 
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It's very easy to change the shaft seal. The hardest part is pulling the steering wheel!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:55 am 
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The Resource forum is your friend.

viewtopic.php?p=48763#p48763

Then again you own a "Genmar" hull and after all this is a "Hialeah hull" site or so I've read. :roll:

BS aside Dutch, you have the standard helm used on many Aquas and the same as mine. Mine leaked also and the link I posted, while not as in depth as the THT one, should cure your problem rather easily. As Fitz stated, wheel removal may be your highest hurdle. We have details for that also, if needed.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Good evening All, thanks for your input,
will try to find the seal and replace it.
Let you know if it worked.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:56 am 
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I had the same problem with my Morse steering head,it only leaked when I tipped the console forward.
I have an 85 25' xpress fisherman.
I was going to by a rebuild kit,but because the head was so old,and it took 5 turns starboard and 6 turns port
lock to lock I new there was more wrong than just leaky seals it had a tremendous amount of play
boat was very hard to control,so I just went out and bought a new Teleflex 5272
and new lines.The steering wheel came off with no problem.
In your case I would get a hold of Teleflex and find out how much to have it rebuilt,I was told not more than $250.
I was going to do that with the morse head, but Teleflex said that it wasn't worth it.
Their not that hard to rebuild if you have the right tools and a clean area to work in.
good luck in what ever you do.
Jay


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:46 am 
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Martin,

Do yourself and your patience a huge favor and buy a puller from Harbor Freight or the like before you attempt to remove the steering wheel. I just replaced my factory wheel on Sat. with a solid stainless one and invested over an hour trying to get the orig steering wheel off.. Let me tell you, it felt like it was welded on there and know amount of pulling or effort was gonna get it to budge. Once the puller was used it took literally seconds. Good luck!

Puller:
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-th ... -8832.html

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:42 pm 
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Good day all, just to let you know that found the right seal kit and purchased the puller,
replacing all took only 20 minutes and no more leaks.....up to the next project.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:02 am 
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Good deal Martin - I have to rebuild the helm for my 170 and also the unit at the motor so I'll be going through this same thing.

So how do you like your 230? I love mine. I've had mine for a few years now.
Post up some pics - you can upload pictures of any size to your gallery in the photo gallery and then post them in a topic. There are instructions (mostly pictures) of how to do this near the top of each forum.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:28 pm 
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Hi Rick, love mine too, have it for 2 years now and have been upgrading since,
uploaded a picture in the gallery. more pictures will follow.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:05 pm 
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I helped you out above.
She looks like a twin sister to mine. I see a white cowl in the aft - Johnnyrude?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:55 pm 
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yes, she has a 200 hp Johnson Oceanrunner,
has new upholstery inside and on seat in back,
next step with be new bimini's.
Will add few more pictures.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:52 am 
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Here is a link to my 230 thread. May give you some ideas.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1529&hilit=she%27s+finally+home

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