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 Post subject: Self Steering Gear
PostPosted: 06 Nov 2019 09:55 
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I'm pecking away at my wish list. I know I'm going to run into trouble with all the Raymarine electronics on the boat, requiring multiple replacement (I have the non-touchscreen stuff). Also looking at AIS for shits and giggles.

But I was wondering if anyone had installed self steering gear. In particular, I'm looking at the simplicity and rudderhead quadrant connection of the Cape Horn unit. The whole thing will spoil the better part of $5,000, but I think its worth it. I've looked at others over the years, but Cape Horn seems like a very elegant installation.

Edit: found the thread on the Cape Horn, talked to Yves Gelinas up in Montreal. "SIGH," got a lot to do on this old girl, but at least she's solid and well rigged. And completely bagged in tarps for the winter.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Self Steering Gear
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2019 09:49 
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Autopilot ?

Check out autopilot threads. I have one for a Raymarine stand alone unit but can be incorporated into most Raymarine displays.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Self Steering Gear
PostPosted: 18 Nov 2019 09:31 
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There is a Raymarine autopilot, quadrant mounted, mechanical drive. The helm looks like a jet fighter display. Too busy for me. Haven't gotten to electronics yet. But there's a lot going on up above the wheel.


 
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