Seastar Kicker Tiebar

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  1. RatherBfishN

    RatherBfishN Gone Coastal

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    So am just about done installing a kicker with the Seastar tiebar and seem to be a few degrees off between the main and the kicker. As in they are not perfectly lined up with each other.
    Have any of you installed one of these and is there an adjustment I can make somewhere in the system?
    I bet it would work fine but it's just not sitting well with me not being true.
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  2. WaveDancer

    WaveDancer Fishing The Pacific Ocean & Puget Sound Since 1969

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    Isn't there several inches of threads at each end of the adapter going into the kicker?

    If so it should be as easy as using the threads to move the cylinder to the left or right as needed.

    If the threads are very short and it installs only one way, I have no idea.

    More, close up pictures maybe would help.

    WD.
     
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  3. T2shortB

    T2shortB Nice fanny pack Fag!!!

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    @KimH had one is his old Arima and might be able to shed some light on this, but from what I remember of the few I have seen in person I thought the was some adjustment on the drag link that comes off the cable end at the main motor. Where the ball joint threads onto the cable end.
     
  4. KimH

    KimH Someday I'll live the dream.

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    It's been a while so it's kind of foggy on the install and I don't have access to my photobucket pictures here on the boat since this KVH sat system isn't the best.

    I would say you are probably fine. On the Arima the kicker was a fair distance aft so if I remember correctly I had to use a longer cable than what you have to handle the play in the system

    Cool system though as the kicker especially on a boat like my Arima where the kicker was offset from the main. It can be up or down et cetera without unhooking anything.
     
  5. fishing fanatic

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    Is that the cable tiebar kit? If so Pm me
     
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  7. RatherBfishN

    RatherBfishN Gone Coastal

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    I'll look into this, might work if I add a stopper nut on the starboard side of the kicker shaft. Will play with that idea tonight.
    Port side is just a slip fitting to keep water out

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  8. RatherBfishN

    RatherBfishN Gone Coastal

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    There is a minor amount of thread adjustment by the retainer pin where you are describing off the main (pic below), not enough for what I need

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  9. Fish_kid

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    Or ask @DaveJohson at Kitsap Marina... he's the wizard on those tiebars...
     
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    Are you right on the border of centerline offsets on your motors?
     
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    jonnyboy852 Newbie

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    You have to get a different length tie bar to your kicker.. I just installed this this system on my my boat in the last couple weeks
     
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    This is what my question about cL length was referring to.
     
  13. RatherBfishN

    RatherBfishN Gone Coastal

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    I bought the 28" version which according to their chart fell within my dimensions.
    Going to just use as is for now, i doubt it's enough to affect trolling.
    Thanks for all the ideas/tips

    Finished all the misc rigging yesterday, ready to get out and break it in... beautiful winter day for that!
     

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