died just at the end of the season
The drive died once before in 2011.
We were fortunate to be able to have it refurbed and get a few more years out of the old Autohelm
4000 but I think it is all over now. The control unit is done for.
I am looking to get a new one before we launch again next Spring.
We have a 1985 Tartan 34. We have no modern electronics
so don't need anything fancy to hook to a plotter etc.
All I want is something reliable to use as an extra deck
hand while hoisting sails
, motoring or sailing in light/moderate conditions. I don't want to spend a ton of money
on the hardware
or install. Ideally it wouldn't be a big power hog either.