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Old 07-15-2022, 06:19 AM   #1
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Autopilot options for 1982 IG32?

Howdy TF'ers,

I'm looking into the option of installing an autopilot onto my IG32. I don't really want to go through changing my cable steering over to hydraulic, as that is all that I have been told to do so far. I would then have to glass in a mounting point for the ram and route in hydraulic lines from the upper and lower helms and whilst not an overly expensive exercise, I'm hoping that someone here will know of another option for me. I am located in Melbourne, Australia.

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Old 07-15-2022, 06:27 AM   #2
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look up CPT auto pilot. should work on a displacement speed trawler. drives the wheel at the helm like some sailboat systems.
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Old 07-15-2022, 07:12 AM   #3
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Raymarine makes a mechanical rotary drive that will work. ‘Tis a little pricey. I found a drive motor here on the forum. Im just waiting to get to installing it and new electronic controls when budget permits.
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Raymarine makes a mechanical rotary drive that will work. ‘Tis a little pricey. I found a drive motor here on the forum. Im just waiting to get to installing it and new electronic controls when budget permits.
Thanks Mike - I was looking at theirs and yes, I believe it came to about 8+k AUD for all the bits. Good bit of kit though. 👍

TWedd's option is 2.2k USD delivered to Oz. Basic looking, but I'm reading about it now.
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FWIW Back when I bought the rotary drive unit I placed a call to Pelagic Autopilot
https://pelagicautopilot.com/collect...ype-2-3-drives
They make a more basic control unit that I believe will control a rotary drive like I have. At the time they had only tested it on sailboats.
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Old 07-18-2022, 07:15 PM   #6
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Anyone by chance know the displacement of the IG32 in full cruise trim (fuel / water)?
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On my 44 the rudders are under the bed. There is a Robertson system with actuator on the rudder arm and feedback also. Steering still mechanical cable and pulley, chain and sprockets on wheels.
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Anyone by chance know the displacement of the IG32 in full cruise trim (fuel / water)?
The IG manual which comes with the boat has the displacement for various IGs. Dry presumably. Someone on TF must have a manual, mine went with the boat.
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The IG manual which comes with the boat has the displacement for various IGs. Dry presumably. Someone on TF must have a manual, mine went with the boat.
I have mine on the boat and will check tomorrow - cheers! 🍻
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MY IG30 is 14,500 Dry. Est another 2000 for fuel water. Est another 2000 for passengers supplies.

The Raymarine EV-150 autopilot system allows you to maintain current cable system. It's about $2250 US with pump. You do need to securely mount the ram. I added a bronze rudder tiller arm to the second rudder. Hydraulic lines simply run from pump to ram. Both could be in lazarette but pump would be subject to more corrosion as lazarette tends to be wetter than ER. The autopilot and compass can be mounted in the closet. The controller can be installed on the steering wheel wall.

The autopilot has a clutch connection that can be used to energize the bypass valve allowing usage of cable system. You could also add a manual bypass for backup.

If you have Raymarine MFD's then it's all plug and play with STng.
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Old 07-21-2022, 01:58 AM   #11
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Thanks Bruce for the heads-up. For others who may be interested, here are the IG stats. As for this thread, thank you all. I think I have made up my mind and I thank you for your input.

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