Thanks for the quick responses. It is a B&G autopilot
, probably original to the boat, which would make it 10 years old. As my husband described it over the satellite phone
this morning, the autopilot lost steering
- the ram is out of hydraulic fluid, and something about a piston. He is looking for a part or rebuild
kit. The part number he gave me is T212VIP44. I have been calling all over the eastern seaboard and Puerto Rico trying to find it with no luck so far. The biggest hope is Myles Electronics
at the moment. I've tried Schafer & Brown, Master Marine Electronics and Nazario Communications
in Puerto Rico so far, and seem to be on hold for life with Martinez Marine at Puerto del Rey. No luck with Schafer and Brown or Master Marine, and Nazario will check and call me back, but didn't sound hopeful. B&G has been bought several times, and everyone is saying it's very difficult to get parts
for their products. Someone at B&G did seem sure the part is still made, and could describe it, (blue) but didn't have one in stock.