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post #2 of Old 03-12-2002
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Installing An Autopilot

I have installed two Raytheon wheel pilots; one on my previous boat, a 30'' C&C, and a second on my current boat, a 34'' Nicholson. On both occasions, I did most of the work but left mounting the control head to the boat yard. Installing the autopilot is basically running wires and hooking up said wires to the control head and a power source. The power cord provided is notorious too short to do anything with. Make sure you replace it with the same guage wire with a fuse. After the physical instal, the autopilot must be calibrated first at the dock and then underway in the ocean. This is easily done if you have someone helping you out. Raytheon instructions are very good as is their tech support. Good luck.
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