I have a question about the possibility of connecting a new drive unit to the Raymarine
I have a complet EV-100 autopilot
system (computer, sensor, P70R control), and .... plus some antique wheel
drive from AUTOHELM
(and after 10,000 nm solo sailing, begins to die).
I would not like to install another wheel
drive unit (EV-100 Sail wheel drive dedicated to the system), opinions about it are not the best and the yacht's displacement
is on the border.
My problem is that the Ev-100 computer has no clutch
I also would not like to buy a new course computer.
But I would like to mount a linear drive
unit to an existing system.
Of course, Raymarine
says it can't be done
1) Is there any way to hack the lack of this clutch
output from the computer to the clutch (electromagnetic as I think in most Linear Drive). Is it an ON / OFF type output or does it dynamically turn on the drive during autopilot
2) Raymarine has in its offer EV-100 with a hydraulic pump
, whether it gives a chance for installing a linear hydraulic drive (for example B&G Hydraulic Rams).