Codes & Standards - Purchase
It is applicable to three distinct classes of steering systems for use on various types of craft:
— standard duty steering systems, for small craft with single and twin installations of outboard engines with a total over 15 kW power, and with rudders, sterndrives, and water-jet drives;
— light duty steering systems, for small craft with a single outboard engine of 15 kW to 40 kW power;
— mini-jet steering systems, excluding personal watercraft.
NOTE Standard and light duty steering systems are mechanically interchangeable. A standard duty steering system can be used on a craft designed for a light duty system. However, a light duty steering system cannot be used on a craft that requires a standard duty steering system. Mini-jet steering systems are mechanically differentiated from the previously mentioned systems and can only be used on mini-jet craft as defined in this document.
This document does not address emergency means for steering the craft.