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Old 03-20-2007
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The boat is 47" (custom), but the wheel is not attached to a pedistal, so a wheel pilot would not work - at least not without running it to the cockpit side, which I would not want to do.

The rackand pinion is locaed directly behind the wheel, in a seat enclosure. There is not alot of room in there, but perhaps it could be modified to house a ram.

I guess I was just hoping there was a simple answer that I was missing...


Originally Posted by sailingdog
I am guessing that this boat has a yes... you should be able to install an above deck wheel autopilot as a minimum...

The rack and pinion setup still probably has a rudder steering quadrant.... so an under-deck auto pilot should also be possible.

It would help to say what boat you had, to get recommendations on what autopilots are suitable for a boat of that size and displacement.
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