Re: Why is it so hard to find information about installing a Autopilot?
interesting discussion. I'm at the beginning stages of a similar installation: new autopilot on old boat. In my case, I've chosen the WH Autopilot for installation in a Pearson 422. I'm fortunate that there is another 422 in the area with the same (older version) autopilot installed so I can learn a ton before starting.
The instruction manual that came with the WH is helpful in the abstract with dimensions, angles, etc. Understandably, it doesn't say much about specific positioning for the particular boat. Much is left in the hands of the installer (me).
BTW - the WH ships in 4 boxes and comes without the actual hydraulic lines. Just laying all the parts out on the work table and sorting them out was a daunting endeavor.