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I am looking for auxiliary tie rod recommendations for linking the steering of my Yami 9.9 to the steering of my Yami 175, which I steer from the driver’s console. I still want to retain the ability for steering the 9.9 from its motor handle for those tight applications where I might not want to tie it all to the driver’s console. At this point, I am not looking for a TR1, ipilot/Ulterra bow mount trolling motor or any other more complicated way you control trolling…just simple way to steer the trolling motor with the big motor steering. If there is one I have attached a photo of my current set up.

Thanks for the help In advance.

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I have almost the exact same set up as you, except my main is a 150 with Seastar steering. And trust me, if you tie the two motors together your gonna want throttle control up at the steering wheel.Im using the Controll King and IMO is a great, and affordable setup for the fishing we do out here. And Im not sure of the brand of tie bar I got, it came when I purchased my boat. but its basically a straight rod with two quick releases on each end and you undo one side and have control of the kicker.
ok I do have the Sea Star steering on the175. one vote for Control King For the throttle control. Thank you.
 

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Not sure what type of steering you have but sea-star makes a tie-bar kit for Yamaha expensive but if its anything like the factory Honda kit I have its well worth the money.

Regardless of what you buy will have to reach over and disconnect it to operate the kicker manually.

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i do have the Sea Star steering and they do have a Yamaha package so I’m hoping that will be the ticket.



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In my opinion, just go with a Garmin kicker autopilot

I went through the same progression of half measures (tie bars, then tie bars plus trollmaster, etc), then finally bit the bullet and got the Garmin.

  • no need for disconnecting every time you make a run
  • throttle control is way more sensitive/adjustable than the trollmaster (in my experience)
  • steering from the remote has been life changing, the captain is no longer imprisoned at the helm or stern.
I’m torn with knowing you’re probably right and I ultimately will go that route but for now I’m going to walk before I run.
Thank you for your experience. You can say “ I told ya” later…🤣
 
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