A few years ago I purchased a used Autohelm
1000. It came with the bits to fit it to the boat but no tiller fittings. I see the "Pin" with a ball at the top advertised on eBay which fit's into the hole in the end of the Autohelm
shaft. I also see a "Shoe" that can be set into a hole drilled into the tiller.
Questions: Can the ball ended pin be fixed into the tiller and the ball rotate in the black plastic end or does the pin need to rotate in a fitting in the tiller? Or of course, both?
I've seen threaded ball ended pins and I could drill and tap a hole into the tiller and epoxy