ST4000 gave up the ghost recently and I was in need of a new autopilot
. I met another cruiser who just happened to have a Raytheon Autohelm
4000 that he was willing to give me.
drive assembly and the motor
look very similar. The control heads are completely different.
Can I use my ST4000 control head
and just connect the "new" wheel
drive and motor
The problem was having with my ST4000 was:
1. the lever to engage the autopilot
belt on the wheel drive broke.
2. the belt was worn and slipping.
3. now, the motor does nothing when I turn on the autopilot.
The control head
turns on and displays the current
course but it doesnt do anything when I press "Auto".
I'm windering if I can just mount the "new" wheel drive and motor assembly to my ST4000.
BTW: my knowledge of marine
electronice is about as extensive as my knowledge of the inner workings of the space shuttle.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I really would like to avoid paying a proffesional to instal this if I can avoid it. The brain-trust here on CF has helped me out of most of my other jams. i'm hoping you guys will come through for me once again.
Thanks in advance.