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Old 09-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by mattkab View Post
Thanks for the responses, all.

There is an older autopilot already on the boat. I spent all of 10 minutes trying it out this summer, but wasn't able to get it to hold a straight course. Probably worthwhile to investigate that. On a quick google search, it looks like a replacement would be on the order of $1000, which is.... unfortunate.

I saw an older thread here that mentioned using car seats for helm chairs too. I like the idea, just not sure if one would be too high.

I really like the idea of the swinging arm base, because I could then use it as a 5th seat at the dinette... definitely need to investigate that.

Once again, thanks for the suggestions!

Which Auto-Pilot? It took me a solid hour to get the hang of my Benmar 21R Course setter. Once you figure it out, it will change your experience tremendously.

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