Thanks for your feedback.
I too singlehand most of the time and I feel like my most reliable crew has taken a vacation. My dog is the friendliest crew though
After my post I did locate a person who is among the 5 at Raymarine (Raytheon) who repair auto tillers. He promised to canibalize if necessary from other boards to get my ST1000 working so I can keep it as a backup. Meantime, I plan to get the st2000+ for primary use.
Fair winds, Jim Pravel
1973 Pearson 30 #364