Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-07-2019, 20:14   #16
Registered User
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the boat, somewhere in Australia.
Boat: Swanson 42 & Kelly Peterson 44
Posts: 9,338
Re: Autopilot from a wiper motor?

Quote:
Originally Posted by a64pilot View Post
Are you talking jack screw? You just reinvented the linear actuator


Yep. Works very well on practically any tiller steered boat and easily adjusted in its placement to get the right trade-off between force and speed of response.
__________________
Refitting… again.
GILow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 20:18   #17
Moderator Emeritus
 
sailorchic34's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Boat: Islander 34
Posts: 5,486
Re: Autopilot from a wiper motor?

Quote:
Originally Posted by KarhyinCa View Post
Where is the new post button? I dont see how to introduce myself?
click the forums tab click the forms tab at the top of the page. Wait for the whole list of form areas to load. Click on meet and greet. At the very top of that forum and any forum is a new thread button. Clicking that Starts a new thread.
sailorchic34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 20:24   #18
Moderator Emeritus
 
sailorchic34's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Boat: Islander 34
Posts: 5,486
Re: Autopilot from a wiper motor?

There are 12 volt gear Motors, on eBay and Amazon. I'm using an old autohelm 3000 motor as that's what I had. basically a 3-inch long 12v motor with planetary gearing the two inch diameter pulley running to an 8 inch diameter pulley. with gear reduction it doesn't take much of a motor to run a wheel pilot autopilot.
sailorchic34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2019, 22:59   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Boat: Island Packet 40
Posts: 6,501
Images: 7
Re: Autopilot from a wiper motor?

Run it from the steam, a cylinder on the tiller and a couple of 12 V solenoid valves?

A lot of us would be very interested in a few details on your steamer.
RaymondR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2019, 16:44   #20
Registered User
 
KathyinCa's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Huntington Beach
Boat: 1984 Carver 32 ft or more with the swim bar
Posts: 3
Re: Autopilot from a wiper motor?

Thank you! See my signature below for my urgejt issue. I need referrals [/CENTER][/I]
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorchic34 View Post
click the forums tab click the forms tab at the top of the page. Wait for the whole list of form areas to load. Click on meet and greet. At the very top of that forum and any forum is a new thread button. Clicking that Starts a new thread.
__________________
Help! Yacht not running? Need safe slip in CA for repairs? No dry dock, no trailer? KarhyinCa
KathyinCa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2019, 17:16   #21
Registered User
 
Bill O's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2015
Boat: Bruce Bingham Christina 49
Posts: 3,328
Re: Autopilot from a wiper motor?

Quote:
Originally Posted by boat_alexandra View Post
I have printed 10mm wide and 5mm pitch toothed sprockets for both the wiper motor and the steering wheel. These along with the wiper motor and toothed belt completes a basic drive system.

Are these for sale yet on your pypilot store?
__________________
Bill O.
KB3YMH
https://phoenixketch.blogspot.com/
Bill O is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
autopilot, motor

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Autopilot Control, old Autopilot motor Pablo Danic Marine Electronics 3 28-06-2016 23:28
United Technologies Wiper Motors CXJ Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 2 29-09-2014 18:45
Motor boat plus a sail boat equils a Motor sailer? niel12 Multihull Sailboats 11 02-07-2011 12:15
Motor or No Motor for Long-Term Cruising? boatyard Pirate Construction, Maintenance & Refit 41 02-08-2009 21:13

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:54.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.