Jefa's Rack and Pinion system is a robust steering system that will provide a direct and solid connection from the helm to the rudder. With a 5:1 mechanical advantage at the wheel, along with a proportional reduction as steering loads increase, this system is an immense upgrade from traditional open wire steering system. The Rack and Pinion system also offers the advantage of being extremely easy for a professional or skilled do-it-yourselfer to install. Made up of no casted parts, the machined seawater resistant solid Aluminium 6082 pedestal will not corrode, even when it's exposed by surface damage. The robust powder coated aluminium base has no mounting holes for pedestal bolts as these are integrated in the pedestal deck flange. This avoids multiple weak points for damage with the accompanying corrosion and possible leaking.