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Old 02-22-2014, 06:18 AM   #21
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I should check the weight / pressure required...any ideas on how to do that simply?

If you steer easily by hand , that is all you need.

If its arm wrenching Victory At Sea , all the time hyd would be better.

It is probable that the boat was built with OTS parts , like an Edison chain steering although years ago good boat builders made much of there own parts.

Hiding the unit behind a cabinet would require replacing the chain drive with one that accepted 2 chains , or simply making the drive chain longer so the AP can get to operate it.

The std sail AP unit would be visible behind the wheel , but its just a small motor and a black belt.

If this was 30 years ago I would suggest a Wood Freeman chain drive unit , but sadly simple has been replaced with unrepairable.

KISS is always best.

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Old 02-22-2014, 07:25 AM   #22
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Posts: 21 one gorgeous boat. WOW!!! She is just beautiful and sure is a head turner. Thanks for posting the pics.......Just beautiful......

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