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Old 02-12-2019, 21:36   #1
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Octopus auto helm with Pypilot control?

I'm new here, and I came upon this forum while searching for alternative autopilot systems for our Albin 27 trailer-able trawler. As is, the boat is equipped with a Teleflex cable steering system to the rudder, I'm happy with it, and I am not interested in converting to a hydraulic unit.

Octopus makes a high quality powered cable steering unit that will replace the manual head, but it needs a compass, steering brain, and a motor control to work. My research into that led me here where I first heard about the Pypilot components. This boat is a low speed, displacement cruiser, and the drive draws quite low power (1.5A to 5A max) to operate, so it seems like the Pypilot should be able to handle it.

Does anyone here have any idea why this would not work? I'd appreciate any opinions as to whether this is a reasonable idea, thanks.

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Old 03-12-2019, 12:54   #2
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Re: Octopus auto helm with Pypilot control?

Sorry I can't help but its strange that no one has responded.
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