I own a Predator 8.0m plate boat
, with twin E-TEC 200 H.O. (about 220hp at the prop) engines. Each is separately fuelled and each has its own starting battery
and separated electrical
systems (so paired for safety). The instruments
run off a third house battery
It runs an Admiralty series hydraulic steering
setup. This system failed 29NM offshore
a few years ago, and the ex-owner had to be towed back by Marine Rescue
in a 4m swell, and a howling westerly. We live on the east coast
, and I am a volunteer with the same organisation—and do not want to have to call them!
So: assuming the engines haven't failed at the same time, I want some setup that allows the engines to be centred and locked there, so I can use the throttles to steer to get me back if the steering
fails. Any suggestions?