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[CA11] Autopilot drive selection
09-09-19, 08:23 PM (This post was last modified: 09-11-19 01:25 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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[CA11] Autopilot drive selection
We have an EV400 autopilot (sail), and an old(er) linear hydraulic drive - it has no manufacturer's name on it. It's sprung a leak, and our hydraulic shop is having trouble curing this leak, even after ordering custom seals. So, before throwing more money at an old unit, we'd like to look at the alternatives.

We have a Macintosh 47 sailboat, performance cruiser, tips the scales at around 38,000lbs. Design displacement is 30,500 lbs. We have a cable/wire steering system, and a separate tiller for the autopilot, so the quadrant is not affected directly. Our current unit is installed on a heavily reinforced bulkhead that is vertical, and runs fore and aft. That would be our preferred installation spot. The current drive has a 9" throw, with it running from 21-1/2" to 30-1/2" from the base. We are 12v.

So, the question is, what unit do we replace it with?

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[CA11] Autopilot drive selection - bstreep - 09-09-19 08:23 PM

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