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post #14 of Old 04-03-2012
Capt Len
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Re: How to install autopilot to a rack-and-pinion steering without pedestal-mounted

Is there enough shaft under the seat to install a chain sprocket? Depending on auto, the bigger is better for ratio .Small pinion on auto(hopefuly with a dog clutch )connects it.All SS if it's near the compass.Really needs a disconnect unless you always steer by auto or have really strong arms When sailing Thane I lock the wheel by engaging mechanical auto cutch.
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