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Powrtran TailFin Steering Unit PS205SS with Steering Tube Item 7800
Powrtran TailFin Steering Unit PS205SS with Steering Tube Item 7800

* Powrtran Tailfin Model 8001 (replaces Python Steering Unit Item 7800) for Outboard Motors with Steering Tube Pay Canadian Dollars Ships From Canada

On sale: C$1,099.95
Retail Price:C$1,299.00
You Save:C$199.05(15%)
Part Number:8001

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10' Switch Assembly Extension [+C$39.99]
Maintenance kit [+C$34.00]
Extra Wireless Transmitter [+C$69.00]
Motor Cable Extension 4' [+C$39.99]
Motor Cable Extension 10' [+C$42.99]
Powrtran New Tailfin Model 8001 (replaces Python Steering Unit Item 7800) for Outboard Motors with Steering Tube

We are shipping the new "Tailfin" model 8001 as the Python has been discontinued.

We are thrilled to announce a huge change to our Kicker Motor Steering System.  In the coming weeks, we will be discontinuing our Python series and welcoming the launch of the brand new

TAILFIN Kicker Steering System!


Brand new remote with protective cover and longer lanyard;
Improved remote battery-life;
Mirror-polished steering linkage;
Shut-off switch with LED indicator to assist in programing and troubleshooting;

The ability to adjust the speed and sensitivity of turning--This allows the user to set the response of the system to their preferences! 

NEW 7800W!!! Models come with Wireless Remote and 24' Corded Switch which can be mounted anywhere on the boat and used interchangeably with the wireless remote.  A traditional and quick-disconnect linkage option are also included in this package!

Introducing the Python marine steering system, our power kicker steering unit – the quickest in the industry. Steer time is just under 2 seconds lock to lock. The responsiveness of the Python gives you the ability to make quick adjustments and tight turns in all conditions, from smooth as glass to rough and windy waters. Ideal for bow fishing, hard-to-reach transom, outboard-bracket mounted kicker motors, and even pontoons. Power Kicker Systems require steering tubes for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, if your motor does not have one, or you just want to upgrade your current steering tube, Powrtan offers a steering tube optimized for the Python, giving you increased responsiveness, stability, and performance. The Python Power Kicker Steering System is designed for closed throttle cruising and trolling and can be operated by hand or foot.

Motor can be mounted on either side of the kicker.
Clearance needed on the Linkage side: 9"
Clearance needed on the motor side: 6 1/2"
Total Clearance needed: 26"
Max HP -25

Outboard Motor: With Steering Tube
Max Horsepower: 25 hp
Controls: Wireless remote, 2 Button Switch with 24” of wire. (10' Cable extention available)
Weight: 8 lbs.
Dimensions:19 x 8 x 7 in
Operation: 12 Volt Electro-Mechanical
Hardware: Stainless Steel

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I hook my TAILFIN System up to my iTroll unit?
A: Absolutely!  The TAILFIN System comes with an extra switch input that you can use to connect your iTroll control head.  If you order an iTroll unit from us, it will come pre-wired to plug right in.  If you purchased your iTroll elsewhere, you will need to contact iTroll for an adapter.

Q: I used to have a tie-bar connecting my kicker motor to my main motor.  Can I use that same bracket when installing my TAILFIN linkage?
A: In most cases, no.  The tie-bar bracket sticks too far out from the motor to provide a proper pivot point.  Connecting the linkage this far out will limit your actuator travel and result in shorter turning ability.

Q: Can the motor be tilted up with the system installed?
A: Yes, the linkage arm is designed to tuck in above the motor clamps and the rest of the system does not move. If your motor has a safety strap system, we recommend making sure the motor is pointing straight forward before trimming up down.

Q: Can the TAILFIN be used in saltwater?
A: Yes, the TAILFIN is rated for saltwater use. The components are all stainless steel or painted steel and all electrical connections use marine-grade, tinned wire and sealed-pin connectors.

Q: Does the TAILFIN control throttle?
A: No, at this time, the TAILFIN is a standalone steering system. It is, however, easily paired with the iTroll as well as a number of other throttle controllers.

Q: Can I manually steer the motor with the TAILFIN installed?
A: No, when the system is fully installed, the actuator cannot be back driven. We do include a quick-disconnect linkage option in every system which, if installed, would allow you to easily disconnect the linkage arm from your outboard and regain manual steering.

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