FACTS FOR THE SERIOUS LIVEABOARD

6. A SUPERIOR STEERING SYSTEM FOR BLUE WATER

We never use cable or hydraulic steering. We only use a premium Jefa shaft and rotary gear system.

Antares uses a premium Jefa shaft and gearbox system. The gearbox converts rotary motion to transverse motion, which moves the tiller arm. This shaft and gearbox system is superior to other steering systems such as wire or hydraulic steering in terms of precision, feedback and integrity.

The Antares’ shaft steering system can withstand the heaviest water conditions, making steering more responsive under any circumstance. The robust system also means that there is virtually no maintenance whereas wire and hydraulic systems require frequent inspection and maintenance.


Link to Antares Designer Ted Clement’s blog for more information about steering systems.

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