Hi BillO; I wrote a ~100 word reply to your post - then somehow it disappeared into the ether ... The essence was/is:
YES. The Helm Control is the three position lock/tiller/normal valve. Thanks for the info for what it does. I'm quite sure the boat was intended for offshore
. I don't intend to ever use autopilot but will save the parts
removed for a new owner (yeah, 83 ... selling is on the horizon).
The helm pump is jammed into the binnacle. I will attempt see if there is a part number on it. Knowing that the pump is original - installed when the boat was build in 1972-1973 - Paul Wagner's boat - so installed by Wagner Engineering.
BLEEDING has been a never ending nightmare - complicated by the RAM not having bleeding screws. I don't know if the fellow who fixed the RAM seals was able to properly bleed the RAM - he is now on vacation
so = ??? As the RAM is original there must be a trick they used in the 70's. I would REALY like tp know what the trick is so I can pass it on.
I called and spoke to Jeffery at Jastram. Helpful. Jastram does not have mobile repair repair.
I also spoke to Paul Wagner, AutoHelm
...... Paul is BUSY. Said he will get back to me. Also said bleeding the "no bleeding screws" on tech RAM was to a problem. ???
Thanks again to ALL OF YOU !!!