Teleflex Marine has recently introduced its innovative
Xtreme Steering System—bringing a new level of smooth, effortless handling and
precision control to an important class of boats. New for 2012, this advanced,
American-built mechanical steering system will enhance the driving experience
and operational control of a wide range of outboard powered boats, including
A key to this new system’s performance is Teleflex’s Xtreme
Steering Cable, based on technology pioneered for the company’s revolutionary
Xtreme Control Cables. This robust, high-performance cable features splined
ridges on the inner liner for minimal contact between the liner and core. This
design allows the core to glide freely, for minimal lost motion and smoother,
easier steering. The resulting reduction in cable friction not only improves
performance, it keeps the entire steering system running smoother, longer.
This new generation steering cable is matched with
Teleflex’s new Xtreme Steering Helm featuring a high-efficiency, custom gear
train and an improved No Feedback (NFB) clutch that minimizes the effects of
engine torque. This new NFB clutch design allows for smoother clutch release
each time the wheel is turned. This results in smooth and seamless steering in
both directions and at all engine speeds. Models are available without NFB.
Teleflex Xtreme Steering reduces the effort required to turn
the wheel in boats with higher horsepower engines or hulls with large wetted surfaces.
Teleflex’s Xtreme Helm has the smallest available footprint, for easy
installation on even the tightest helm stations.
Because it uses the same mounting pattern and bracket
location as current Teleflex steering systems, it is an ideal and affordable
performance upgrade for the widest variety of boats. The helm incorporates a
new Xtreme Bezel with updated styling to complement any dash or console—or it
can be used with Teleflex Sport or Sport.
The new Teleflex Xtreme Steering will not only improve the
driving experience of just about any boat, it is literally a snap to install.
Teleflex’s innovative Dual Quick Connect feature makes attaching the steering
cable and spent travel tube to back of the helm a simple and fast operation. This
total system was designed in the USA
by Teleflex Marine engineers—the same engineers who are members of the
technical committees to the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC)—and proudly
built and assembled in America.
“It took years of development and testing, but we have
delivered the most advanced mechanical steering system yet for boats of this
class,” says Tom Douglass, Teleflex Marine’s VP of sales and marketing. “Every
boater deserves smooth, efficient driving performance and now Teleflex is providing
the best mechanical steering system in the marketplace. Our new Xtreme Steering
System is aimed right at the heart of the boat building and boating market, so
it will deliver its benefits to the greatest number of enthusiasts. We’re proud
of this innovation and proud to be bringing this new system to the industry.”
Boat builders should contact their Teleflex Marine representative
for more details. Consumers can learn more about new Teleflex Xtreme Steering
through their local marine dealer, or by visiting the Teleflex Marine website. Teleflex
Marine is the leading global provider of OEM and aftermarket products and
accessories for the recreational marine and related markets. Sold around the
world under the Sierra, SeaStar, BayStar, Prime Line and Proheat brands, the
Company’s products are recognized for their quality, reliability and technical
innovation. For more information, please visit www.teleflexmarine.com.