Sorry to be so late in answering - I had a dead computer thanks to a Windows 10 automatic upgrade (watch out if you do it!!!!!)
As I remember I bought it as new-old-stock in about the 1988-90 time period.
If you can come meet me at my storeroom by North West Creek marina in New Bern (about 45-minutes from Beaufort), he can help me take it down from the very top shelf and we can take all the pictures you want.
Again, as I remember, this is the same model (Cobra) that came on my boat when it was built (1978/79).
The pedestal unit with all the gears in it are "as new", maybe a couple of scrapes on the paint
- not sure. No compass
, no pedestal guard, no throttle controls. I do have the new stainless steel
arm that gets welded to the shaft that comes out the bottom of the pedestal.
Take some pictures of yours and send them to your son so we can compare your unit vs mine, but I'm pretty sure they will be identical. Measure the bolt pattern on the flange that holds the pedestal in place - we can then see if it will be a direct fit.
, with your son's help - $300 cash or PayPal as a "gift" (no fees).
If this sounds good, send me another PM and we'll do contact info.
Being happily retired I can meet your son any day of the week, any time during the day (days better so we can see what we are doing).
Don't have him come on a rainy day, since I have to empty the storage
unit to get to the Whitlock!