I had this problem and would like to share my Cheap
Well I had a ray marine
2000 Auto helm
pilot, and my head
Unit got water
logged and it was trashed.I knew this was going to cost me 300+ for a used unit
I looked all over Ebay with no luck for a used one.
So I started to think that maybe I could rig up a tiller pilot to my rudder
somehow.I found one for $150,I soon realized that idea was not going to be easy, so i did some more thinking and had this idea, maybe if I take off the wires that run the motor
inside the tiller pilot and hook them to the wheel helm
it would work and serve as the head
unit.What a crazy idea right? Wrong it worked!! and it still works to this day.So if your head unit dies and you want a cheap
fix, here ya go.Also it dont matter what size tiller pilot you use it will work.The power you get to turn the helm is from the motor
attached to it.
Happy winds everyone!!