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Anyone that runs a single Prodrive console steer what’s the pros and cons over a tiller handle ? I currently run a tiller but do a lot of bowfishing in summer time and troll at idle with my Prodrive feel like be nicer to have a center console also duck hunt outa boat in winter figure be nice on long cold rides how hard is is to convert to a console steer anyone know cost wise ?


Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:21 pm
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Post Re: Prodrive console steer
Some of the downsides of the console are you can't feel the ground as well if you're starting to run in shallow, it's not as responsive to turn back and forth if you get stuck, the extra floor space it takes away, and the extra weight of the console setup. If you want new console parts prodrive has them on their website. Give them a call in the morning and they can probably price out a kit for you.

Might also consider a side console, as it helps save some of your floor space.

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Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:24 pm
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I do have few of the Prodrive pieces and a steering wheel and cable but it’s from a outboard was going to see if it would work just need all the electrical stuff to go to console and build a console itself got the rest I believe


Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:23 pm
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Outboard steering cables dont hold up to the stress of a surface drive. I would definitely stick to hydraulic steering


Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:30 am
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My pops has a console on a boat that is identical to mine. Same size, built by same person, out of the same material, with the same motor. I can take his boat through anything mine will go through, and his is much more comfortable to drive.

He does not have hydraulic steering, so it can be a bit of a bitch to turn when you're running slow. Hit a lot more stuff with his boat than with mine when slowly moving through tight stuff. With the tiller, you can just point the boat and goose it. It's harder to do with the console. That's really about the only downside to it, imo. Hydraulic steering would help a ton with that too.


Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:20 am
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Hydro seems way to go be easier to neatly run the hose in the back too being able to flex them easyier over this dang cable that’s so stiff drove a buddy’s boat that’s got a Mud buddy center console that’s hydro steer it’s was pretty nice on his motor


Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:16 pm
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Post Re: Prodrive console steer
I have never owned a console surface drive set up, but a guy I know I'm houma has a PD with a center console and he loves it, but he says the same thing y'all are about not being able to dig through the stuff as well and hitting more things. The open floor space with a tiller is a must for me hunting with a dog. Wouldn't mind having a console boat one day though because it seems like it would be much more comfortable for fishing.

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Console steer is the way to go! If you order hydro steering head recommend the rear mounted(nothing but shaft and wheel sticks out front) and the higher number the less turns stop to stop with Sea Star.

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You run a console surface drive cypresscritter?

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I run it on my PD with Teleflex steering. Went almost 5 years without needing to change the steering cable. I am just not a fan of the side mounted hydro setup. I don't believe a center mount would work on a PD based on then way the trim is designed. Use the boat for bowfishing and set up a big foot switch as my momentary clutch switch. Trim the motor up where half prop is in water then just bump the clutch and steer to move around while we fish.

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Was really looking at the Teleflex over the hydro mainly price wise hydros 1000 more wondered how the Teleflex held up I’d like it cheap as I can but not have to fix it all the time


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Wchauvin wrote:
You run a console surface drive cypresscritter?


He does.


Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:37 am
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Think I’m gonna go with the Teleflex cable for now being it will be a lot cheaper to swap over


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Get the hydraulic and don’t look back.

I will put my console up against any of you tiller guys to go anywhere you think I can’t go because I have a console.

Suicide knob is the key to having a steering wheel and needing to root around.

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Hydro really worth the 1100 more vs the cable ? I’m buddys hdr console with hydro steer seems like it take lot more turns over a cable


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Any know brand of the Teleflex steer Prodrive uses ? Same as steering cables used on outboards ?


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Fuquabw2016 wrote:
Hydro really worth the 1100 more vs the cable ? I’m buddys hdr console with hydro steer seems like it take lot more turns over a cable


there are models of Steering heads(pump) that require less turns stop to stop and those are little more expensive!
I converted my tiller to console and yes it was about $1100, but worth it!

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