Capilano 2-Line Heavy Duty Hydraulic Steering system:
Uncompromising Design. Capilano steering
stands for ruggedness and reliability
worldwide. Helms include a variable
displacement feature enabling the helmsman
to adjust the number of steering wheel turns
to suit maneuvering and weather conditions.
Capilano systems install easily and give years
of dependable service.
Most inboard powered boats with single or dual
engines including planing/displacement hull craft
from 30-55 feet in length. Suitable for dual station
use with the purchase of extra helm, tubing/hose &
fittings. Capilano systems use Dexron II® type ATF
- Variable displacement helms for adjustable
number of steering wheel turns.
- Heavy duty brass cylinders with bleed fittings;
chrome-plated stainless steel rods.
- Stainless steel and bronze mounting hardware.
- Easy installation on single and dual rudder vessels.
- Systems are not air-pressurized; no air leaks or
pressure drops; separate reservoir not needed.
- Built-in pressure relief in helm protects system
rom effects of thermal expansion.
- Standard 3/4” tapered steering shaft.
- Meets ABS/Lloyd/Det Norske Veritas specifications
Application Guide: Capilano 2-Line Inboard Steering
This application guide should be used with discretion. The chart below is only a guide to selecting a steering
A steering system manufacturer cannot anticipate all the variables in boat-rudder design that affect steering loads.
It is the final responsibility of the boat designer/builder to specify maximum expected steering loads.
Capilano Helm Options
A unique variable displacement feature on the helm
allows the number of steering wheel turns to be
adjusted by the helmsman to his preference within a
Capilano Tubing/Hose Options
We recommend use of soft refrigeration type copper
tubing for optimum performance. If hose must be
used, select a hydraulic hose rated for 1000 PSI (70
bar) working pressure, and with a very low volumetric
expansion rating. A hydraulic hose that expands too
much at 500 PSI (35 bar) will make the steering
Capilano Cylinder Options
Cylinders are made from brass & stainless steel.
Available with stainless rod & ball joint (TMB models)
or stainless rod & bronze clevis (TMC models.)
Cylinders with ball joints have 2-axis articulation.
Also available are fixed mount cylinders K-22/K-27
(13.3 cu. in. displacement); pivot mount
cylinder K-31 (25.5 cu. in.); and universal mount
cylinders K-9 (55 cu.in.). See cylinder specifications
and dimensions, later in this catalog, for more
information. The number of steering wheel turns is
based on total displacement of the cylinder(s) divided
by the displacement of one helm.