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Old 08-12-2008, 06:45   #1
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Autohelm 4000 control Box needed!!!

Just checking if anyone has an old (80's, early 90's) Autohelm 4000 Control Box sitting around? It is the black box with six rubber buttons and one rudder dial and four contacts on the cord. It is not the ST4000.

We are cruising down the ICW and blew our control box by having it out in the rain... I didn't know that was beyond their capabilities. Anyways, we also have a Monitor vane we use primarily when sailing any distance and the wheel pilot served its purpose just fine up until now. Anyways, until the day comes where we change it out completely, I am hoping to get a control box that was in good shape, if anyone has one.

I checked with Raymarine and they do not support this unit any longer...
I would be willing to pay a fair price plus shipping if it would get us moving down south!
Thanks! Ben
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:57   #2
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I have a friend with the same problem and he's been looking for quite a while. Supposedly there are some coming available courtesy of hurricane Ike. You might check out some marine salvage companies. I'm sorry I don't know the name of the one he contacted. When I see him again I'll try and remember to ask. If he can tell me, I'll add another post here.
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Old 15-01-2009, 04:59   #3
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Old Autohelm control unit

I have a similar problem but with a 6000 unit. probably the same head unit but word is the 4000 will not work. I have seen 4000s out there but not 6000. mine works but is unreadable. If you come across one let me know. I have a beautiful st 6000 but it will not talk to the older Autohelm computer. looking for a newer 6000 computer as well.

thanks, jay
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Old 19-01-2009, 11:37   #4
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Autohelm 6000 Control Box

Wow! I thought I was alone in the universe! My older Autohelm 6000 control box also swallowed water, belched and died....I'm trying to dry out the box, heavily lubricate with boeshield anti-corrosive spray and bake in an oven in a last-ditch attempt to recussitate the beast....Any leads on a new/used Autohelm 6000 control box would be appreciated...
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