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Old 04-18-2013
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Tillerpilot positioning

I'm planning on installing a tiller pilot on my boat this season. The boat is a Hunter 23.5 waterballast trailer sailer. I plan to install it on the starboard side of the cockpit floor. My question is this, will the fact that my outboard kicker is on that side and will be within about 18" of the tiller pilot cause a problem with it's operation? Have any of you had any experience with this? How about a stereo speaker being in that vicinity? Any real world experience you have had concerning this would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Tillerpilot positioning

When you get the autotiller it should have a list of installation requirements. Just off the top though that stero speaker will likely have to go. Speakers have magnets in them and should not be any where near a compass. If you are using a wind sensor to control the auto tiller the magnetic issue is not relevent.
Good luck with it. There are lots of more experienced sailors here that I trust will add or change anything I have omitted or got wrong.
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