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Alpha 3000 Autopilot

I have an Alpha 3000 autopilot on my Fisher 34 and the 12VDC drive motor has just seized. My drive unit is an older SGU-164 and the drive motor is a Pittman 13103B860 which I'm told by Alpha Marine and Pittman is obsolete and no longer available.

Has anybody by chance got one of these motors available or have found a replacement motor that works? Alpha Marine is suggesting a complete new drive unit as my only option which is an expensive fix.

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post #2 of 2 Old 12-03-2009
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Alpha Marine Autopilots Suck

If you have an alpha marine autopilot on your boat.. replace it with something else NOW! Their customer service SUCKS!!! Chris.. the owner/engineer is a pompous a$$hole!

Well.. you can keep the autopilot until it breaks.. which.. it will.. eventually. then you will know what i am talking about..

Chris takes it personal when his autopilot breaks.. he will blame you. PLUS he will never admit fault.. NEVER!
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