Rack and pinion is meant for larger motors to it really depends on what size motor you have.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
- Nacogdoches TX
Rack and Pinion steering is superior, just like in cars. The Rack and pinion is a gear and track. This makes for smother and more controlled steering and, holds course better. Rotary is all up to you with no gear assist.
R&P is harder to install, but not difficult if that is what you are replacing. It takes more room for the gear (rack) - about 1.5 feet laterally behind your dash.
Rotary also get's worn quicker as dirt, debris slowly grind down unit more - not with rack.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
- Ft Lauderdale
This is really just a matter of opinion but there is some cons and pros about both of them. Rack and pinion will last longer but the cables sometimes want to stick or be hard to deal with over a long period of time. The rotary system is a little better in my opinion because the cables dont stick as bad as the cables do and not as much of a fight to steer your vessel although the rotary cables tend to not last as long as the rack and pinion. Hope this helps. Hydrolic is the best by far but expensive.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago