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Autopilot for 1990 Alpha One Cable Steer I/O?
03-02-17, 12:24 PM
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Autopilot for 1990 Alpha One Cable Steer I/O?
Hello, I have a 1990 Searay 220OV with a cable steer power assisted Mercruiser Alpha One Gen 1 I/O drive. I am considering installing an auto pilot in it this year. It looks like I would need to purchase the EV200 system along with a steering actuator. Does anybody have any experience with a similar setup? The M81138 Electromechanical Drive says that it is for 1997 or later. I can only find a handful of places to purchase this and it looks like you have to specify what your drive is to get the appropriate brackets for install. I am also seeing some websites saying that it is for 1987 and newer I/O's but nowhere do I see a spot to specify this. I am trying to figure out my options without having to convert the boat over to hydraulic steering.
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03-02-17, 01:09 PM (This post was last modified: 03-02-17 01:10 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: Autopilot for 1990 Alpha One Cable Steer I/O?
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum Gezellig,

Raymarine, Inc. ceased offering / supported the subject drive approximately 10 years ago and fitting the supported Raymarine rudder reference transducer to cable steered I/O drives could be quite challenging. These days an Octopus helm or remote drive is typically used for such applications ... including the Mercruiser I/O onboard my own boat. Please click here to view a FAQ addressing this subject.
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03-02-17, 02:30 PM (This post was last modified: 03-02-17 04:40 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: Autopilot for 1990 Alpha One Cable Steer I/O?
Thanks Chuck I have contacted them. I kind of knew this was going to be the answer but wanted to make sure..... so much for an easy quick solution. LOL
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03-02-17, 04:40 PM
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RE: Autopilot for 1990 Alpha One Cable Steer I/O?
You're welcome.
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