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Re: Autohelm for P36-2 1985

Hey Ron
Well I've got as far as installing everything apart from the drive! Mine is a below decks drive, so we've got slightly different scenarios. Leading all the cabling from nav station through the heads and cockpit locker to the transom was fine, as well as getting cables from the instrument pod on the wheel pedestal connected. The stainless steel pipe that holds the instrument pod is directly above the aft cabin, so drilling through the base brings the cable out into the cabin and it can just go straight through the bulkhead to port which brings it out into the cockpit locker, where I have the ACU and course computer installed.
I've not needed to go behind the lining at any point.
I'll take some pics this weekend, but so far it's a pretty standard wiring project, not specifically related to an autopilot.

'85 Pearson 36-2, Sausalito, CA
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