Originally Posted by boden36
If you can put a little tiller on for the autopilot to push against, and a freeing valve across your hydraulic lines you could have one or the other in use.
Tiller pilots are designed to work on the end of a tiller.
Expecting it to do the same job on a much shorter lever/2nd tiller would result in it failing pretty quick as it would have much less leverage and therefore be expected to cope with vastly increased forces.
This is exactly how proper ram driven autopilots work and it's the reason they're so much more expensive as they have to be pretty heafty to cope with the loads.