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post #2 of Old 03-06-2011
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I inherited a ST1000 already installed that works well until it encounters heavy seas.
Installation would appear to hinge on getting the distance along the tiller from the rudder correct to allow sufficient movement of the tiller ram to control the rudder without engaging the rudder stops. This position should minimise the torque on the pilot motor.
No doubt this measurement will be in the instructions.
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