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Old 12-02-2012, 16:09   #1
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Can I Adapt A Autohelm St5000 Sterndrive To A Sailboat?

i have the oportunity to get an autohelm st5000 sterndrive for a good price, can I use it for a medium displacement 35' sailboat?
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Re: Can I Adapt A Autohelm St5000 Sterndrive To A Sailboat?

The ST5000 Sterndrive uses a much smaller drive unit and I do not think that the throw on the drive would be sufficient. Not sure about motor size but I suspect that it is smaller also.
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Re: Can I Adapt A Autohelm St5000 Sterndrive To A Sailboat?

Way too little power in the drive unit. It was designed to control power assisted steering stern drives
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thanks, it was too good to be good I guess....
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