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                            HIGH  PERFORMANCE  &  RACE BOAT SYSTEMS
                               with 12  Volt dc  constant running pump set

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One of the initial companies to commercialize "power" steering for outboards incorporated a 12 Volt dc  intermittent running electro-hydraulic  pump set that supplied hydraulic pressure to an accumulator / bladder tank, which then provided flow "on demand" to the orbitrol helm, however under certain steering circumstances you could "out steer" the ability of the accumulator tank system to keep up the hydraulic pressure & flow requirements.

Fountain Power Boats introduced a range of center console "triple" outboard engines "off shore" fishing boats in the late 1990's and installed a fan belt driven hydraulic pump set to supply a constant flow of oil to an orbitrol helm however this installation was not compatible with the factory program.

After Fountain testing in 2001, Hydrive commenced supplying 12 Volt dc "constant running" FPS-13 Optimax system kits as standard equipment to Fountain and  4 years before the introduction of Mercury Verado Series outboards with Mercury full power steering.

Since then hundreds of Hydrive FPS systems have been sold and are successfully running in a wide range of
outboard, inboard and high performance vessels.

Hydrive FPS systems offer precise cylinder movement with only 2.5 degrees of steering wheel rotation, low ( 3 to 4 ) turns, "one finger" steering effort and emergency "manual" steering in the event of lost electric power.

The hydraulic operating principals of a manual helm with "power assist" steering system starts when the steering wheel rotates and oil flows must first "un-seat" the manual helm check valves ( oil loss ). The oil flow then travels to activate switches in the base of the pump set ( oil loss)  to start the electric motor so boosting the oil flow / pressure to the cylinder.  The combined volume of oil required to "un-seat" the check valves and start the pump set results in lost steering wheel rotation before the cylinder moves.

See "a typical" installation below at  # 6 FPS Installations: Safe Boat International, dual OMC outboard installation.





 
 FPS "CORE PACK" COMBO

         Left to Right:

        FPS Pump Set,
     Tilt Column & Helm,
     Straight Mini Helm,
  Straight Column & Helm,
  FPS Pump Set ( Autopilot
  ready, dual solenoids )
        Stainless Steel
            Hose Kit




      FPS:  "FULL POWER STEERING"  SYSTEM  combines three ( 3 ) main hydraulic components as follows:

                            a)   Steering Helm ( select helm cc / rev  for required ho/ho turns )
                            b)   Constant Running Hydraulic Pump Set,  12 Volt dc .
                            c)   Cylinder/s  to suit the intended installation

HYDRIVE  is pleased to offer "complete FPS System"  Kits which will enable the installer to be supplied all components and parts to complete the installation.


        FPS  "BASIC"  KIT
           SINGLE  O/B
  Includes:
    *   Straight Helm
    *   Pump set ( 12 Volt dc
        constant running )
    *   Cylinder
    *   331 Single Lock Valve
    *   Hoses

  Options:
        Multi Helms
        Tilt Colums
        Multi Cylinders
        Tiller Arm Plates
        Side Mount Plates
        Tie bars
        Lock Valves
        Autopilots
     

See PHOTOS below of a selection of  popular FPS System Kits for outboard, inboard motors and racing systems :-      
                                        1    Honda, OMC, Suzuki, Yamaha
                                        2    Mercury  Optimax  XS
                                        3    Mercury  Optimax
                                        4    Inboards
                                        5    Performance &  Racing  Stainless  Steel
                                        6    Installations



    FPS-11  SYSTEM  KIT
  SINGLE O/B,  A/P ready

    for
    Motors as listed above


    Tilt Helm
    Pump Set
( Autopilot
    ready, dual solenoids )

    Single Cylinder
    Tiller Arm Plate
    318 Double Lock Valve
    Hoses


    FPS-11  SYSTEM  KIT
   DUAL  O/B,  A/P ready

   for
   Motors as listed above


    Tilt Helm
    Pump Set
( Autopilot
    ready, dual solenoids )

    Single Cylinder
    Dual Tiller Arm Plate
    Tie Bar
    318 Double Lock Valve
    Hoses


    FPS-13  SYSTEM  KIT
          DUAL  O/B

    for
    Motors as listed above

    Straight Helm
    Pump Set
    Dual Cylinder
    Dual Tiller Arm Plates
    Tie Bar
    331 Single Lock Valve
    Hoses


  FPS-13  SYSTEM  KIT
        TRIPLE  O/B

   for
   Motors as listed above

 
   Straight Helm
   Pump Set
   Dual Cylinder
   Triple Tiller Arm Plates
   Dual Tie Bar
   331 Single Lock Valve
   Hoses


  FPS-13  SYSTEM  KIT
TRIPLE  O/B,  A/P ready

   for
   Motors as listed above

    Tilt Helm
   Pump Set
( Autopilot
   ready, dual solenoids )

   Dual Cylinder
   Triple Tiller Arm Plates
   Dual Tie Bar
   318 Double Lock Valve
   Hoses





   FPS-11  SYSTEM  KIT
          DUAL  O/B

   for
   Mercury  Optimax  XS


    Straight Helm
    Pump Set
    Single Cylinder
    Dual Tiller Arm Plate
    Tie Bar
    Hoses


  FPS-11  SYSTEM  KIT
  DUAL O/B, A/P ready

    for
    Mercury  Optimax  XS


    Tilt  Helm
    Pump Set
( Autopilot
    ready, dual solenoids )

    Single Cylinder
    Dual Tiller Arm Plate
    Tie Bar
    318 Double Lock Valve
    Hoses


   FPS-13  SYSTEM  KIT
         TRIPLE  O/B

    for
    Mercury  Optimax  XS


     Straight  Helm
     Pump Set
     Dual Cylinder
     Triple Tiller Arm Plate
     Dual Tie Bar
     318 Double Lock Valve
     Hoses


    FPS-13  SYSTEM  KIT
  TRIPLE  O/B, A/P ready

    for
    Mercury  Optimax  XS


     Tilt  Helm
     Pump Set
( Autopilot
     ready, dual solenoids )

     Dual Cylinder
     Triple Tiller Arm Plate
     Dual Tie Bar
     318 Double Lock Valve
     Hoses






    FPS-11  SYSTEM  KIT
  SINGLE  O/B,  A/P ready

    for
    Mercury Optimax


    Tilt Helm
    Pump Set
( Autopilot
    ready, dual solenoids )

    Single Cylinder
    Tiller Arm Plate
    318 Double Lock Valve
    Hoses


  FPS-11  SYSTEM  KIT
         DUAL  O/B

    for
    Mercury Optimax


    Straight  Helm
    Pump Set
    Single Cylinder
    Dual Tiller Arm Plate
    Tie Bar
    331 Single  Lock Valve
    Hoses

 
   FPS-13  SYSTEM  KIT
         DUAL  O/B

    for
    Mercury Optimax


    Straight  Helm
    Pump Set
    Dual  Cylinder
    Dual Tiller Arm Plate
    Tie Bar
    331 Single  Lock Valve
    Hoses


   FPS-13  SYSTEM   KIT
         TRIPLE  O/B

    for
    Mercury Optimax


    Straight  Helm
    Pump Set
    Dual  Cylinder
    Triple Tiller Arm Plate
    Dual Tie Bar
    331 Single Lock Valve
    Hoses

     
   FPS-13  SYSTEM   KIT
  TRIPLE O/B, A/P ready

    for
    Mercury Optimax


    Tilt  Helm
    Pump Set
( Autopilot
    ready, dual solenoids )

    Dual  Cylinder
    Triple Tiller Arm Plate
    Dual Tie Bar
    318  Double Lock Valve
    Hoses





           FPS  SYSTEMS

  Helms: 
      Mini Straight Helm
      Straight Column Helm
      Tilt  Column  Helm

  Pump Set: 
        FPS-00 Standard
        FPS-00 Standard
        ( Autopilot ready,
         dual solenoids )

  Cylinders:
    
            HD 250  15
                 250  12
                 200  15
                 200  12
                 200  10
                 175  12
                 175  10
                 150  12
                 150   9  
             
                 213
                 210






    FPS- 20  SYSTEM  KIT
         for  INBOARDS

     Typical size vessels in
     50  to  85  Feet  range.

     Low turns  HO/HO

     Tilt Helm
     Pump Set
( Autopilot
     ready, dual solenoids )

     Single Cylinder
     Hoses




     FPS- 16  SYSTEM  KIT
         for  INBOARDS

     Typical size vessels in
     40  to  50  Feet  range.

     Low turns  HO/HO

     Mini Straight Helm
     Pump Set  12 V dc
     213 Cylinder
     Hose Kit








                       SYSTEMS  for  MERCRUISER   BRAVO  &  OUTBOARDS

                              FPS:  "FULL POWER STEERING"  SYSTEMS

                               with 12  Volt dc  constant running pump set


FPS:  "FULL POWER STEERING"  SYSTEM  combines three ( 3 ) main hydraulic           components for " low turns  &  light  steering effort " at all speeds  as follows:


                            a)   Steering Helm
                            b)   Constant Running Hydraulic Pump Set,  12 Volt dc .
                            c)   Stainless Steel Cylinder/s  to suit the intended installation
                            d)   Stainless Steel Braided High Pressure with attached fittings

HYDRIVE  is pleased to offer "complete FPS System"  Kits which will enable the installer to be supplied all components and parts to complete the installation.



     FPS-04  SYSTEM  KIT
SINGLE STERN DRIVE LEG

     for Mercury  Bravo


       Mini Straight Helm
       Pump Set  12 V dc

   
       Single Cylinder
      ( Stainless Steel )
       Single Leg Plate
       Hoses




    ( Cylinders  with or 
     without  Pump set )





 
     FPS-05  SYSTEM  KIT
  DUAL STERN DRIVE LEG




      STAINLESS STEEL
    CYLINDERS, PLATES
   TIE BAR & ATTACHING
    HARDWARE & HOSES
   




   FPS-05  SYSTEM  KIT
  DUAL STERN DRIVE LEG

    for   Mercury  Bravo


     Straight Column Helm
     Pump Set  12 V dc

     Dual Cylinders
     ( Stainless Steel )
     Dual Leg Plate
     Tie Bar
     Hoses

    ( Cylinders
with or
    without  Pump Set )



    FPS-05  SYSTEM  KIT
  DUAL STERN DRIVE LEG
 for Merc  Bravo, A/P ready

      Straight Column Helm
       Pump Set  12 V dc
      ( Autopilot Ready
        Dual Solenoids )

       Dual Cylinders
       ( Stainless Steel )
       Dual Leg Plate
       Tie Bar
       318 Double Lock Valve
       Hoses

     ( Cylinders
with or
     without  Pump Set )


      STAINLESS STEEL


      

       Bravo Plate
       Cylinder
       Cylinder Clevis Jaw
       Double Shoulder Stud
       Tie Bar Clevis Jaw
       Tie Bar








      STAINLESS STEEL


   
     Bravo Plate
    Cylinder Base Plate
    ( built in 2x ' thru hull'
     mounting bolt fittings )
     Cylinder base clevis
     Cylinder
     Cylinder Rod clevis
     Double Shoulder Stud
     Stainless Steel Hose
      


 



    FPS-03  SYSTEM  KIT
          DUAL  O/B

     for  Mercury  O/B


      Straight Column Helm
      Pump Set  12 V dc

      Single Cylinders
      ( Stainless Steel )
      Dual  Plates
      Tie Bar
      331 Lock Valve
      Hoses



   
  ( Cylinders with or
     without  Pump Set )











       


           FPS  TILT
 

    STEERING COLUMN









   

      FPS  HELM PUMP











            FPS  12 V dc

     
            PUMP  SET

   ( CONSTANT RUNNING )




    FPS  THRU-HULL
        FITTINGS
   ( Stainless  Steel )


           INSIDE




    FPS  THRU-HULL
        FITTINGS
   ( Stainless  Steel )


         OUTSIDE





     FPS  210 BH HP XT
          
   STARBOARD MOTOR
           CYLINDER


    Note:  Cylinder Rod
      Nylok Nut secured
           by SS  Pin


 
     FPS  210 BH HP XT

              
    STARBOARD MOTOR

           CYLINDER

   Note:  SS Plate secured
   with Two 3/8 Bolts. Top
   strapped Tie bar Clevis
    
    



      FPS  210 BH HP XT

              
         PORT  MOTOR

            CYLINDER

    Note:  SS Cylinder Drag
   Link Bar attached by 1/2"
   SS Bushed Stud on Tiller
       Electrically isolated
  
    




       FPS  HELM

 
 
     Straight steering
        column with
        chrome cowl




  
        FPS  HELM
 
 
     Straight steering
           column

        (  no cowl )




      FPS PUMP SET



      with 318 Double
         Lock valve









                                                                
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