Originally Posted by TurboTim
Would you say it would be overkill to go with a hydraulic pump or will I be fine with the wheel
The only time to go with a hydraulic pump, is if the boat is already equipped with hydraulic steering
pilots are great. The most popular autohelm
for boats under 40 feet by a long shot. Many a boat has sailed many a mile with these. I have installed many. On my personal cruising boat (with wheel steering), I have a (15 yr old?) Raymarine
ST4000+ wheel drive. How can you tell if I have it on? If I am raising, dousing, or reefing sails
sails, single-handing, the engine
is running, or if we have been underway more than 2 or 3 hours.
A linear drive
under the cockpit
sole is a beautiful thing and easily installed on a vessel with quadrant and cable steering
. They are about twice the money
. Quiet and strong. I am installing a Raymarine P70 with Type 1 linear drive on a Grampian
28 next week. Green with envy.
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