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saildutch 05-29-2001 03:14 PM

Autohelm 6000 Installation
 
I''m looking at getting the Autohelm 6000 for my new 36 footer. Has anyone have any opinions about self installation vs. dealer?

Thanks

Headman 06-05-2001 02:37 PM

Autohelm 6000 Installation
 
Experience counts when it comes to autopilot installs. There may be glass work, welding/fabrication, and other facilitating steps that have to be taken depending on which drive unit u use. Always remember that the drive mount receives all of the load from the helm. But, if you feel comfortable doing it, go for it.

saildutch 06-07-2001 06:48 AM

Autohelm 6000 Installation
 
Thanks for the Info. I will have the dealer install it for me...

kimberlite 06-07-2001 05:05 PM

Autohelm 6000 Installation
 
if you are installing a linear drive 6000
it''s usually a simple job with a little glass or metal work.
the benefit to installing it yourself is that you know how it all works , where the course computer, fluxgate compass and rudder reference transducer are and how they work.
if you are going offshore there is nothing like knowing your boat, plus i believe a handy owner can do a better job than most yards.
eric


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