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Old 08-11-2018, 10:27   #1
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Pinta: self steering help requested

My 1965 Van Lent is fitted with its original Pinta self steering system. This worked tolerably until a couple of years ago when it became very erratic and unusable. Kind mariners have e mailed me copies of their manuals but my compass unit (original) appears to work differently to those described. Ideally I should like to get the system working again, if this is not possible is there any way of interfacing a modern GPS unit with the existing helm servo motor which still functions correctly? Just to complicate matters I am based in Southern England and the boat is kept near Rome! Any help appreciated! Kilmaine
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Old 09-11-2018, 18:25   #2
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Re: Pinta: self steering help requested

You might have better luck beating two sticks together....

Good thing about those old turds is they are very serviceable. I bet you could find an old fart that knows the ins and outs of that thing well enough to get it working again.

Or drop a few dollars on a new pilot. It won't last half as long but it'll talk to a GPS.
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